Éden, five, and Jack, four, show that you’re never too young to care for others

Meet the Food Hub’s latest star supporters – Éden, aged five, and Jack, aged four and a half.

Éden, a Year 1 pupil at Cumnor House School for Boys in Purley, was given some pocket money by his parents and grandparents as a treat after winning the Star of the Week prize at school. He promptly spent £10 buying items for the Food Hub.

Mum Rin said: “Éden learned about giving to food banks during a Reverse Advent Calendar project at school and reading over Christmas about the efforts of footballer Marcus Rashford to help children who go hungry.”

He asked his grandparents if he could help with his pocket money, and Grandma Sarah told him about Purley Food Hub.

They went shopping together to buy items that Eden thought would be good to share – including pasta, rice, soup, chocolate biscuits, spaghetti hoops and some Oreos and Jammie Dodgers – and then brought them along to us at Purley United Reformed Church.

Our second eager young supporter is Jack, aged four and a half. Mum Laura said: “As a family we’ve been mindful of supporting those in need and showing our children that having food on our tables every day is something to be grateful for.

“So once a month when we do a big supermarket shop, we find out what’s on the Food Hub’s priority list and engage the children to think of other people and to help us chose items for the collection boxes in store.

Young stars: Éden (above) and Jack

“Jack loves going through the list and is most enthusiastic with helping!

“My husband Dan makes a point of doing it too. [He] and my older son William, eight, often thinks to do a gluten and dairy free version as is a sufferer himself – he always chooses the largest box of cornflakes!”

Well done and thank you, Éden and Jack. You’re stars at home and at school – and at the Food Hub too!