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Closed 23/09/2020

raised of £1,000 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £830 to Provide food for families in need in our community while we're in the midst of a pandemic

    Park Street St Albans
    Funded on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

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    No family should go without food during the coronavirus pandemic, but sadly, job losses have made families more vulnerable during this unprecedented time. Park Street Residents Association aims to lessen the burden by distributing food parcels to families most in need.

    We're working with the local schools How Wood Primary School and Nursery and Park Street Primary Schools to identify those families feeling the pinch, and ensuring those who need it most get help. The schools' heads know the community well, and are the most informed as to who's suffering. We respect their expertise. Right now we're supplying 14 families each week, but we believe that number will increase by summer.

    We've got £150 left for purchasing food and necessities, but it will run out after our next weekly shopping trip. Currently local hero Twinsco has a food donation point where generous residents have contributed vital food and supplies, and local baking heroes Wenzel's provides fresh baked bread and other baked goods, which supplement our weekly parcels, but money is needed to fill each bag.

    Please donate what money you can, to help your neighbours through this difficult time. Your generosity will help families get through this.

    If you're unable to donate through this page, please message me to pay offline.



    • Joy Mendelsohn4 months ago
      Joy Mendelsohn

      Joy Mendelsohn

      4 months ago

      So it's August, and we're all still in the middle of this pandemic. Families are still low on funds, and people are still worrying about how to get through reduced circumstances with enough healthy food to fuel their families. PSRA continues its weekly food drops, and the number of families increases even as we head to Autumn. We've been astonished by the level of support received from you and the community at large, and we thank you, but the need persists! Please share our story. Your support and kindness means so much to our cause.

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    • Joy Mendelsohn5 months ago
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      Joy Mendelsohn

      5 months ago

      A long overdue update, and once again, our thanks for your donations. The money you've donated allows Joy to buy fresh fruit and veg, snacks and other things we don't receive in our food drop off boxes, so it's been vitally important. We're receiving donated baked goods from Wenzel's the Baker which go a long way, and recently The Hygiene Bank donated several large bags of essential hygiene products, which has helped with our budget immensely. There continue to be families in need, so we're doing this for as long as we've the funds.

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    • Joy Mendelsohn6 months ago
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      Joy Mendelsohn

      6 months ago

      We're just £250 away from our online goal. This week, Joy's been busy preparing food parcels--15, for our local families with money raised by this page, and supplemented by food donations left at our drop off box at local Twinsco. Here's a photo of her hard work, taken before adding the weekly donation of baked goods from Kris and Wenzel Bakers. She's loaded the bags with essential items as well as food suitable for the whole family. Please forward this, share, and help keep the word out. And thank you for your generous support.

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    6 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/7/2020 16.21



    • Miriam Scott

      Miriam Scott

      Jul 6, 2020

      From The Scott Family


    • Linda Payne

      Linda Payne

      Jul 6, 2020

      Thank you for all your hard work


    • Amila


      Jun 17, 2020

      Thank you!


    • Karen


      Jun 17, 2020

      All the best reaching the target Joy


    • Park Street Neighbourhood Watch

      Park Street Neighbourhood Watch

      Jun 10, 2020

      Thank you.


    • Lynsey Bradshaw

      Lynsey Bradshaw

      Jun 3, 2020

      From all the teacher at JC School of Dance. Keep up the good work!


    • Kim Scrivener

      Kim Scrivener

      Jun 2, 2020

      Great job


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    Joy Mendelsohn

    Joy Mendelsohn

    Park Street St Albans

    Park Street Resident Association Chair. Moved to Park Street 7 years ago. Supply teacher, former music teacher for 40 years, Big Band leader, Mum to 3 sons-all musicians. I love gardening and cooking and care deeply about our environment and nurturing a community spirit.

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