No family should go without food during the coronavirus pandemic, but sadly, job losses have made families more vulnerable during this unprecedented time. Park Street Residents Association aims to lessen the burden by distributing food parcels to families most in need.
We’re working with the local schools How Wood Primary School and Nursery and Park Street Primary Schools to identify those families feeling the pinch, and ensuring those who need it most get help. The schools’ heads know the community well, and are the most informed as to who’s suffering. We respect their expertise. Right now we’re supplying 14 families each week, but we believe that number will increase by summer.
We’ve got £150 left for purchasing food and necessities, but it will run out after our next weekly shopping trip. Currently local hero Twinsco has a food donation point where generous residents have contributed vital food and supplies, and local baking heroes Wenzel’s provides fresh baked bread and other baked goods, which supplement our weekly parcels, but money is needed to fill each bag.
Please donate what money you can, to help your neighbours through this difficult time. Your generosity will help families get through this.
If you’re unable to donate through our JustGiving page, please consider buying essentials at Twinsco to leave in our drop off box.
If you prefer to donate directly, you can pay by cheque to Park Street Residents Association, 90 Maplefield, Park Street, St Albans AL2 2BH, or by dropping off cash at the address given.
Update! 30 May: Barbara Vernon, a friend to all our community, is accepting cash (in an envelope) or cheques (payable to Park Street Residents Association) on our behalf. If you prefer giving this way, you can drop off your donations through the door of 2 Mill Cottages, the second house on the left in Burydell Lane, just beyond Twinsco. Donations are already coming through! #psrafood