Alex Collis, councillor for King’s Hedges on Cambridge City Council, came to speak at The Leys, Cambridge, about food poverty at a recorded Harvest Festival service from the Chapel (on Friday October 16).
Cllr. Collis talked about her work as manager of the Cambridge Food Hub, which promotes food sustainability and food economic justice in the city. In response, the school community donated gifts of food to be distributed through the Hub to Cambridge citizens in need.
The Rev Simon Coleman, Chaplain, said: “It is disappointing that Covid-19 has prevented us from gathering, more fully and more closely, for our Harvest Festival this year. However, let us compensate by digging even deeper into our pockets, and our earthly store cupboards, to become ‘cheerful givers’, towards those whose needs are presently much greater than our own.”
The Leys supported Cambridge Food Hub during the first lockdown, providing community lunches for people in need.