Lions Club puts together 300 food parcels to hand out around Maidenhead

Tara O'Connor

More than 300 families in need were given a helping hand in time for Christmas thanks to an annual food collection by the Lions Club of Maidenhead.

The club asked shoppers at Sainsbury's in Saint Cloud Way and Waitrose in Forlesase Road to donate non perishable items over two days last week.

The Lions has organised the collection for more than 30 years. 

An army of workers gathered at Claires Court School, in Ray Mill Road, on Sunday to sort the generous donations and packed more than 300 parcels. 

The completed parcels were then delivered to people in and around Maidenhead.  

Group member Peter Skinner said: "We ask people to donate an extra in and some people are very generous and will give you several large bags of goods. It really is amazing.

"We know exactly where the donations go and we get a few Christmas cards each year from the recipients."

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