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When financial hardship strikes, it is often the people of the East End who feels the pain most acutely.

That's why Tower Hamlets Foodbank held a hamper event for hundreds of people in the borough in the days leading up to Christmas.

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The Christmas spirit is well and truly alive in east London with shoppers donating food to feed thousands of people in need.

Tower Hamlets Foodbank held events at the Waitrose stores in Canary Wharf and St Katherine Docks last weekend - and collected over two tonnes worth of goods.

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Tower Hamlets Foodbank was started two years ago with the aim of providing food hampers to the thousands of people in need in the borough.

It runs collections such as that at Waitrose in Canary Wharf last week, which see the public donate goods destined for those highlighted as in need by social workers or charities such as the Salvation Army.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

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Tower Hamlets' churches gathered last Friday to celebrate social initiatives in the borough. Street Pastors, Tower Hamlets Foodbank and the Night Shelter could all be described as Big Society items but these initiatives pre-dated the Coalition and were not designed to replace gaps in services caused by cutting public spending too fast, too deep.

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Waitrose shoppers donated over 900kg of produce to the Tower Hamlets Foodbank last week.

The charity held a collection at the store in the Canada Place mall in Canary Wharf where the public gave food which will make up to 1,850 meals for the needy in the borough.

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