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 themselves 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’s 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. Now, St George’s Shopping Centre is asking shoppers to donate long-life food items such as rice, baked beans, tea bags and biscuits, as well as non-food items like feminine hygiene products and deodorant. As with previous campaigns, the donation station is located between Dabeli Hut, Nando’s and Haute Dolci on the ground floor of the shopping centre. This will remain in place until the end of October, with the donated items being distributed regularly during this time.
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! ”