Layla Moran

Layla Moran visits Cutteslowe Community Larder in run up to Christmas


 Key_“Thank you to the Cutteslowe Community Larder _ Picture Credit credit Layla Moran MPLayla Moran MP has praised the “incredible generosity” of volunteers and food donors after she visited the Cutteslowe Community Larder this week with City Councillors Andrew Gant and Steve Goddard. Layla thanked those using it for helping to reduce food waste and save the planet.  The Larder provides support to those in need, as well as those who want to help reduce food waste.

Layla visited to speak to organisers and volunteers about the pressures people are facing as Christmas approaches and the coronavirus pandemic continues. She said “coronavirus is affecting our wealth as well as our health”, adding “we badly need an exit strategy that allows us to sustainably open up the economy as we suppress the virus, not go for the boom and bust lockdown approach.”

The MP also called for financial help for the 3 million excluded from current support measures, and for people asked to self-isolate by Test and Trace to also receive support. Layla said that “for too many people, it’s a case of following the rules or putting food on the table. We have to change that.”

Key_Layla and Santa at the Cutteslowe Community Larder _ Picture Credit credit Layla Moran MP

And Layla met Santa!

Layla thanked everyone at the Larder for their “incredible generosity” and for “reminding us that Christmas is all about charity”, adding that “I’m touched by how our community has come together during this crisis.”

Speaking after the visit, Layla Moran said: “Thank you to the Cutteslowe Community Larder for inviting me along yesterday. Everyone involved is showing incredible generosity, and the work of community groups such as this is important for reminding us that Christmas is all about charity.

Key_Layla Moran MP and Cllr Andrew Gant and Cllr Steve Goddard at the Cutteslowe Community Larder _ Picture Credit credit Layla Moran MPLayla Moran MP and Cllr Andrew Gant and Cllr Steve Goddard visited the Cutteslowe Community Larder

Layla said: “I’m touched by how our community has come together during this crisis. But it shouldn’t have to be this way - coronavirus is affecting our wealth as well as our health. 3 million people remain excluded from Government support, and we need financial help for those asked to self-isolate - for too many people, it’s a case of following the rules or putting food on the table. We have to change that.

“That’s why we badly need an exit strategy that allows us to sustainably open up the economy as we suppress the virus, not go for the boom and bust lockdown approach.”


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