• Food collected to help those in need
  • Goods handed over to Enfield North Foodbank this week
  • The day helps support Enfield Heroes campaign


Mitzvah Day is a time to perform a good deed so residents, Enfield Council staff, and elected members wholeheartedly embraced this idea by supporting it with a special food collection for the North Enfield Foodbank. Over the first few weeks of November they have been building up a supply of non-perishable tinned and packet food and toiletries for the foodbank in Lumina Way, Enfield.

The food and other goods, which were kindly donated by members of the public, councillors and Enfield Council staff were handed over by Cllr Yasemin Brett, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Arts and Culture, to the North Enfield Foodbank yesterday (29 November) to be distributed to those in need.

On Mitzvah Day, 27 November, participants give their time to make a difference to the community. They introduce people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities setting up projects which address real needs. Led by the Jewish community, it brings people of all faiths together to build more cohesive neighbourhoods and to strengthen civil society.

The North Enfield Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust, a wide network of foodbanks across the country largely staffed by volunteers.

Cllr Brett, said: “This is a wonderful inter-faith project for the council, and it is exciting to know that, especially at this time of year, we can all do something to ensure that families and people living on low incomes; lone pensioners and young people do not go without food. “Participating in this campaign helps support our Enfield Heroes campaign, which encourages local people to volunteer in their community and make a real difference, and by donating food or other items you’ll certainly be a hero for at least one family.”

The foodbank is currently in desperate need of long life milk, long life fruit juice, hot chocolate, toiletries (especially shower gel, shampoo conditioner and deodorant) or any Christmas treats for hampers for example chocolates, mince pies and savoury snacks.

To donate after Mitzvah Day, please email the foodbank directly or contact them on 07826 542119.

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