Fundraising Update

Our food bank fundraiser is still in full swing, and as always, we’re gratefully accepting donations.

Barbara Vernon held another cake sale on Saturday and raised £365.31 including some generous donations! Some local people gave books, DVD’s, etc to augment the stock and Heidi made some masks which proved popular. Thank you those of you who went and supported her.

In addition to donations raised by Barbara, on our JustGiving campaign and at our food drop-off point, Kris from Wenzel’s Bakers donated more cakes, artisan breads, salads which will go into our food bags.

We anticipate the need for assistance will continue through the summer, so we’re open to donations, as always. Currently 15 families receive parcels.

If you’re interested in donating food stuffs and essentials to our drop off box at Twinsco, here’s some things which are in need:

  • Squash
  • Alphabetti spaghetti
  • Shower gel
  • Kids biscuits

Ideally food donated at the drop off point at Twinsco should come from the store itself, to thank Raj and family for their help, but food bought from other shops or even things from your own stores are gratefully accepted. Please be careful with food from your home, and check the expiration dates, as we’ve had to reject such things as salad cream expiring in 2017, or even earlier!

Other ways to donate: Please share!

Cheques payable to Park Street Residents Association. Post to Joy Mendelsohn, PSRA, 90 Maplefield, Park Street, St Albans AL2 2BH

First deadline met

Earlier this afternoon, we reached our initial £500 online goal for our food distribution fundraiser. Thank you, to everyone within our community who have helped us reach our goals, and more.

So now that we’ve seen what we can accomplish, we’ve upped the ante, and are now aiming for £1000 of donations on our JustGiving page. Why stop now when there’s so many families in need? An update is due to let everyone know about the progress of off-site donations, which are also significant!, but for now, we’re just basking in the joy of making our initial goal.

Thank you, one and all, and please share our good news, and our fundraiser page.

Park Street Food bank is saved!!

By Barbara Vernon from News From Park Street

Yesterday the generous, kind and supportive people of Park Street dug deep into their pockets and we are close to our £500 target. Plants and biscuits were bought and donations in envelopes posted through my door. THANK YOU! everyone, we are truly humbled by your generosity. We can guarantee local people in need will receive food for the next 3 weeks. Raj at Twinsco is still receiving donated items. Other items are purchased to make up the food bags. We can’t be complacent yet as I imagine help will be needed for a longer period of time. I am thinking of doing something similar next Saturday – June 6th. I will make (more) cakes and biscuits and put them outside my house asking for donations. I will post later in the week. If anyone has any ideas or anything they would like to contribute do please get in touch with me. 07577 638631. If anyone wishes to make a donation in the meantime please put it in an envelope and post it through my door (2 Mill Cottages, Burydell Lane, 2nd house on the left). Cheques can be made payable to Park Street Residents Association. All monies raised will be given to Park Street Residents Association who are organising and managing this enterprise.

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Updated: Big thanks to Wenzel bakery supporting local families and the NHS

20/5 Weekly Update

Wenzel’s were very generous again this week with great cakes, sandwiches, salads and, of course, a wonderful selection of bread and rolls. How Wood school’s families were delighted and teachers also shared In the cakes. The bread was also distributed more widely-to many elderly people in locally who were very pleased to receive a fresh loaf.

The food parcels for some local families attending How Wood School continues. These are primarily funded by Park Street Residents Association (PSRA) and local people via the food donation point in Twinsco and complemented by Wenzel’s.

Thank you to all for your support to date and to a shout out to Krzysztof Kaczowka from Wenzel’s bakery and Raj at Twinsco!

13/5: Updated with photos from Barnet Hospital.

PSRA would like to extend enormous thanks to Kryzysztof Kaczowka and the Wenzel bakers locally who have provided, free of charge, two large bags containing many types of artisan breads and rolls, an excellent range of high quality cakes including donuts, iced buns, iced Belgian buns, iced Danish pastries, a selection of delicious sandwiches, filled rolls, baguettes, wraps and pasta salads.

Selections of these were taken to How Wood school for them to deliver today, alongside food parcels from the PSRA, to individual families in Park Street.

Update! In addition to support for local families, this gift from Wenzel enabled our former chair Dee to include 4 carrier bags full of sandwiches and cakes for NHS staff at Barnet General Hospital today in honour of 100 years of nursing. These treats were much appreciated by the staff, and of course Dee and her PT friends (Bren, Kirsten and Jacqui) homemade snacks, and delivered by Sarah from Easyjet, went down a treat!

Thanks Wenzel! 

Photo by Andrew Wong on Unsplash