St George’s Shopping Centre in Harrow are helping struggling families as the cost of living crisis continues by re-introducing their food donation drop-off point supporting local food banks.
The team at St George’s Shopping Centre said in a press release: “We all need a little help from time to time and, with the cost of living continuing to climb, sadly more and more families are finding it difficult to put meals on the table. It was recently reported that, in the past months, UK food prices have risen at their fastest rate since 2011. With energy costs set to rise too, many may find themself soon having to decide between electricity and food shopping.
“In an effort to help the Harrow community during these challenging times, St. George’s Shopping Centre has re-introduced their donation station as a food bank drop-off point, supporting local food banks such as London Community Kitchen. Previously, the donation station at St. George’s Shopping Centre has seen collections of warm clothing and Christmas presents for local charities and has received lots of support from the Harrow community.”
Donations can be in the form of food items such as tea bags, baked beans, rice, biscuits and pasta and also hygiene products, so shoppers can grab an extra can of deodorant for the drop-off point whilst shopping in Harrow Town Centre.
Darren Harman, Centre Manager said: “We understand that many people are concerned about the cost of living and we hope that the Harrow community can come together at this time and donate with us to support those most in need. Every donation will make a difference and has the power to make someone smile. We are very lucky to have seen many generous donations made in previous collections, proving what we already know – that the people of Harrow truly are fantastic! ”
The drop-off point, or ‘donation station’ can be found on the ground floor of the centre near Dabeli Hut, Nando’s and Haute Dolci and will remain there until the end of October this year.
More information can be found on the St. George’s Shopping Centre website and social media pages.