23rd October 2020 — Alex Collis, councillor for King’s Hedges on Cambridge City Council, came to speak to the The Leys School about food poverty at a recorded Harvest Festival service from the Chapel.
Cllr. Collis is manager of the Cambridge Food Hub. She told the school about its work in promoting food sustainability and food economic justice in the city. She is lead councillor for anti-poverty and sustainable food and recently led on the city council motion to back a food poverty action plan for Cambridge.
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.”