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A huge thank you to Gregory Cohen from Seeds of Growth for supporting us to provide a Fruit & Vegetable Coop stall in our school to enable us to help our families work towards a healthy lifestyle.

 

Thank you to the Coop staff Shahnaz, Noorjahan and Mia for training us to become independent sellers over the last 18 months.

 

Also a big thank you to Eric, Hassain and Afzal from CFE Charity for providing us with excellent fruit and vegetables each week and for the free pears you generously donated for the Nursery children. We look forward to continuing the partnership with you.

 

Parent Volunteers Vannessa, Kelly, Syeda & Natalie have now been fully trained, along with staff members Jacqui and Karen, to enable us to run the stall for Cubitt Town Infant & Junior Schools families and the local community from the 12th October 2017

 

If you would like to be a Fruit & Vegetable Coop Volunteer, please contact Jacqui Jenkins or Karen Ward
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FOODBANK COLLECTION POINT LAUNCH AT CUBITT TOWN COMMUNITY HOUSE

 

A group of parents who attended our Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Parenting Course in July 2016, explored different ways of how they could help strengthen our community. The group decided that they would like to start collecting food for the Tower Hamlets Foodbank all year round to help families, as well as at Harvest Festival time.

A collection basket is located in the main entrance of our community house for parents to donate food within the school day.  We also have a basket located next to our fruit and vegetable stall on Thursdays too.  If you would also like to collect food for the Foodbank, here is what you can do.

You can help by donating in date, long life, non-perishable food & toiletries

 

The most needed items:                                                                                                       

Long life Milk, Long life Juice/Cordial/Squash

Tinned Fruit, Tinned Vegetables, Mashed Potato

Cooking Sauce e.g. Curry, Pasta Sauce

Honey, Custard, Rice Pudding

Shampoo, Shower Gel

 

A huge thank you to all of the families who have donated food and parents Amanda, Bindu, Claire, Jacolene, Kerry, Vicky, and Tahmina, for their commitment to help families/people in crisis in Tower Hamlets.  

 

If you would like to donate directly to the Tower Hamlets Food Bank please telephone

 020 30699877

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The Cubitt Town Food Co-op was launched on Thursday 28 April working in  partnership with the Seeds for Growth charity and the NHS.  The food co-op offers local access to fresh, affordable fruit and vegetables to improve diet for both children and parents from both the Infant & Junior schools.

 

There was a huge crowd at the launch with many parents snapping up the healthy fresh bargains, often asking their children to choose what to buy.    The fresh food will always be bought on the day of the co-op from Spitalfields wholesale market.  All the food is sold at very affordable prices every Thursday (term-time only). 

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