Harpenden Scouts collect 40 pallets of donations for St Albans Foodbank

1st Harpenden Scouts sorting some of the donations they collected for St Albans & District Foodbank.

1st Harpenden Scouts sorting some of the donations they collected for St Albans & District Foodbank. - Credit: 1st Harpenden Scouts

As part of their involvement in the local community, 1st Harpenden Scouts have been supporting the work of the St Albans & District Foodbank.

The Scouts learned all about the reasons why the Foodbank is needed and then designed leaflets asking residents of streets nearby the Scout Hut on Granary Lane if they would be able to donate items for a doorstep collection.

Both the Wednesday and Thursday troops spent one of their meetings collecting donated items before sorting these into food types. In total, the generosity of local residents enabled Scouts to fill 40 pallets of donations which were collected by the Foodbank at the end of the week.

1st Harpenden Scouts collected donations for St Albans & District Foodbank.

1st Harpenden Scouts collected donations for St Albans & District Foodbank. - Credit: 1st Harpenden Scouts

1st Harpenden Scouts collected donations for St Albans & District Foodbank.

1st Harpenden Scouts collected donations for St Albans & District Foodbank. - Credit: 1st Harpenden Scouts

1st Harpenden Scouts collected donations for St Albans & District Foodbank.

1st Harpenden Scouts collected donations for St Albans & District Foodbank. - Credit: 1st Harpenden Scouts

Rachel Pepperrell from the Wednesday troop said: "1st Harpenden Scouts would like to thank the residents of the neighbouring streets for their kindness and generosity which will go towards helping those in our area in need."