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GIVING BACK: Chalfont St Peter residents collect donations for food bank

 Published on: 8th February 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A number of Chalfont St Peter residents have been helping families in need by collecting donations for food bank One Can Trust.

They do it by becoming street heroes and setting up a pop-up collection point outside of their house. 

We spoke to Fi Ivin, who, about a month ago became a street hero for the food bank. She expressed how supportive the local community has been.

Fi said: “People are really generous and I have received some notes as well in the box by those donating, which say well done and thank you. I find this really encouraging.

“My son and I put fliers into people’s doors, we also put a bright colour notice outside of the house, to make sure people see it,  and the donations just started to come in.”

Speaking about One Can Trust food bank, Fi added: “They are feeding 200 families a week, in December they handed out £49,000 worth of food in a month. 

“At the end of this month the numbers are increasing by a hundred, so they have to find food for 300 people per week.”

Fi is encouraging more people to help out, especially considering the current circumstances.

She added: “I just think it’s important that we open our hearts and think about others, and I think by thinking about others things don’t become so bad for yourself. It’s a win win really as you give so you gain, you gain in ways that can’t be done with money. 

“Carry on giving, cause in giving you connect, and in connecting you make the world a better place I think.”

If you live in Chalfont St Peter and would like to find your nearest street hero then get in touch with One Can Trust by emailing office@onecantrust.org.uk 

Picture credit Fi Ivin

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