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Never mind plastic, Hounslow Rotarians find the perfect bag solution for foodbanks

Never mind plastic, Hounslow Rotarians find the perfect bag solution for foodbanks

With a pressing demand on foodbanks during the current coronavirus crisis, Rotarians in West London have been supporting a number of charities to ensure they are reaching out to the community.

Hounslow Rotary has been busy working with the community in West London to provide material support.

They recently distributed more than 500 cloth bags to the Hounslow Community FoodBox.

They had initially reached out to the Rotary club requesting plastic bags for their clients to be able to put the food packages they received at the food bank.

The club has also been supporting the St Paul’s Church Foodbank in Hounslow by supplying more than 250 cloth bags, 50 sports nylon bags, plus a full bag of feminine Hygiene products.

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The club has also been supporting the St Paul’s Church Foodbank in Hounslow by supplying more than 250 cloth bags, 50 sports nylon bags, plus a full bag of feminine Hygiene products.

Spokesman, Mukesh Malhotra said: “The cloth bags are to replace the short supply of plastic bags, and the nylon sports bags will be used by the children who the church helps during the holidays.

“The feminine hygiene products were part of a request when the church reached out on social media.”

The Hounslow Rotarians have also been working with the Bridgelink Community centre in Isleworth, also supplying more than 250 cloth bags to support the outreach Foodbank operates by All Souls Church on the border of Isleworth & Twickenham.

They too had reached out via social media about their shortage of plastic bags for their clients.

And, before the coronavirus shut down, Mukesh delivered more than 50 mugs to the Open Kitchen, a community café on the Great West Road, which serves free meals twice a day, seven days a week.

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Before the coronavirus shut down, Mukesh delivered more than 50 mugs to the Open Kitchen, a community café on the Great West Road, which serves free meals twice a day, seven days a week.

“All of the community groups gave me a big thanks and asked me to convey a big thanks to the Rotary Club of Hounslow with this initiative of supporting the local food banks with this eco-friendly way of cloth bags

“They’ve requested that if we have more, could we please think of them.”

Folkestone Channel Rotary Club has supported local youth projects for many years.

The Scouts have been a very important part of youth development in the Kent town, and the club donated £500 to help 7l Explorer Scouts aged 14 to 18 attend ‘EuroJam’ in Poland later this year.

The jamboree will be held under canvas on an island near Gdansk with 30,000 scouts from 67 countries taking part.

The Scouts have been a very important part of youth development in the Kent town, and the club donated £500 to help 7l Explorer Scouts aged 14 to 18 attend ‘EuroJam’ in Poland later this year.

The visiting Explorer Scouts and parents were introduced by Channel Rotary member, Brian Barnes, who has been active in Scouting for 75 years and has been honoured with a 60-year award from Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.

Llandudno Rotary in North Wales has had a happy association with Llandudno Youth Music Theatre for many years.

Co-founder Margaret Jones gave a brief talk on its history over the past 42 years and described the constant need for any educational charity such as LYMT to keep faith with all the demands of safeguarding, finance, health and safety and licencing.

Llandudno President, Rosalind Hopewell, presented a £500 to co-founders Philip and Margaret Jones to help with funding of their upcoming production.