Croydon has above-average levels of deprivation when compared with other London boroughs, with five wards in the borough ranked as being in the top 10 per cent most deprived wards in the UK. Over 25% of local children live in relative poverty.
We have a moral obligation to care for those less well-off than ourselves that cannot be discharged simply by paying taxes. That’s why I’m supporting the Croydon Food Network and their Christmas campaign to collect as much food as possible to support those families in our borough that are most in need.
The Croydon Food Network was set up by voluntary sector groups in Croydon who work with families experiencing food poverty. Working with Croydon Council, they hope to gather enough to provide identified families with 12 days’ worth of food.
If you are able to donate something, especially anything non-perishable (pasta, soft drinks, tins of anything edible, crisps, biscuits, chocolate etc.) then please bring it to my office at 133 Wickham Road, Shirley, CR0 8TE from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and I will pass it on to Croydon Food Network.