Generous cubs come to Potters Bar Food Bank’s aid

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 December 2017

The 2nd Little Heath cubs in Potters Bar collected food and money for the food bank. Picture: supplied by 2nd Little Heath cub group.

The 2nd Little Heath cubs in Potters Bar collected food and money for the food bank. Picture: supplied by 2nd Little Heath cub group.

supplied by 2nd Little Heath cub group.

A group of enterprising cubs in Potters Bar have worked to fill empty stomachs over Christmas by raising donations for the local food bank.

The cubs presented their donations at a visit to the food bank. Picture: supplied by 2nd Little Heath cub group The cubs presented their donations at a visit to the food bank. Picture: supplied by 2nd Little Heath cub group

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, the 2nd Little Heath cub group in Potters Bar collected 47.8 kg of food - nearly ten crates - and raised £117.70 for Potters Bar Foodbank.

To raise money, they sold home made cakes, washed cars, and one cub was even sponsored to clean up dog mess!

The cubs presented their donations in a visit to the food bank on December 2.

The food bank can produce emergency food supplies for two families from the donated items, and will use the cash towards a Christmas meal for at least 10 of the food bank clients at a carol service on December 24.

Almost ten boxes of food were collected. Picture: supplied by 2nd Little Heath cub group Almost ten boxes of food were collected. Picture: supplied by 2nd Little Heath cub group

Foodbank manager Esther Chelliah-Tam said she was “overwhelmed” by the cubs’ generosity, and sent a certificate of appreciation to the group.

Scout leader Imtiaz Kaderbhoy said: “The kids got quite enthused.

“When you talk about it is one thing, but we took the kids there so they could see how a food bank works.

“Often you give to charity you don’t really know where it goes – they got to see the impact and it really hit home.”

All the cubs have achieved their Personal Challenge badges and will be awarded them in January, said Imtiaz.

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