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Camden School for Girls pupils lead ‘Feeding Camden’ project to help food banks

'They are a symbol of social inequality, which is particularly noticeable in the borough of Camden'

04 July, 2017 — By Tom Foot

Camden School for Girls pupils and staff involved in the ‘Feeding Camden’ foodbanks scheme

SCHOOLCHILDREN have launched a new community project aimed at boosting donations to foodbanks.

Camden School for Girls pupils have set up the “Feeding Camden” scheme after figures showed a massive 10-fold increase of foodbank use in the borough since 2012. The borough now ranks as seventh out of 32 boroughs across the capital in terms of foodbank dependence.

Sarah Thorogood, 17, won a grant from an organisation called Think Big which challenges young people aged 13-25 to come up with ideas that benefit their local community.

She said: “In a city like London – and in the 21st century – foodbanks should not need to exist. They are a symbol of social inequality, which is particularly noticeable in the borough of Camden. We hope Feeding Camden will motivate Camden residents to find ways to help the foodbanks provide much-needed handouts for their close neighbours who may be going hungry.”

To get involved visit www.feedingcamden.org

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