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Winter Food Collection for the Needy, Havant, UK

Volunteers from BAPS Charities in Havant collected food for the needy and homeless in December 2020 as part of its on-going commitment to serve the local community. The collection was part of a nationwide drive across 12 centres around the UK, with BAPS Charities supporting a number of local charities during this particularly difficult time.

This year’s collective effort did not include clothing due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. However, a large proportion of cans of baked beans, a variety of vegetable soups, biscuits, crackers, pasta and sweets was deposited at Waterlooville Food Bank, part of Waterlooville’s Helping Hands. Waterlooville’s Helping Hands are supporting vulnerable and elderly people across the Waterlooville area with essential shopping, medical collections and being ‘call buddies’. It is a charity supported by the Mayor of Havant Borough Council, Cllr Prad Bains.

Mitul Patel, a lead volunteer for BAPS Charities in Havant, shared, “It was a great effort from our volunteers to collect the food for vulnerable people in our community. The work of Waterlooville Food Bank is truly heartwarming and we hope our donation can bring some comfort to those in need, especially during this particularly challenging time for everyone.”

To learn more about Waterlooville Food Bank and Helping Hands, please click here.

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