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GOOD NEWS: Watford charity receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

 Published on: 5th November 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

The director of charity Food for All is delighted to announce it received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Peter O’Grady who lives in Gaddesden Crescent, Garston, since 1990 and directs the charity from there said 5,000 meals go out daily to the disadvantaged and isolated in the community.

Food for All has a food hub in Garston and a café called Gokula Vegetarian Café, in Market Street, Watford.

The award was presented by the Lord Mayor William Russell, at The Mansion House, London, in September.

Beside the award, the charity also received a letter of appreciation signed by the Queen, and certificates and badges for the 80 volunteers from Watford, 25 are school children from the Hare Krishna School.

A statement on social media read: “Thank you to all our volunteers at Gokula and all the other food banks and outlets that work under the umbrella of this extraordinary charity. Whether it be collecting donations, chopping vegetables, cooking the food, cleaning, serving, delivering or fund raising, with your contribution, Food for All has now been recognised as providing an exceptional service supplying free hot nutritious meals to thousands of people in need every day.”

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