Sarah Thorogood, young founder of Feeding Camden, has received a Youth Award from the London Borough of Camden for her contribution to a worthy social cause. The Camden Youth Awards are an award scheme for young people in the borough who have excelled, overcome obstacles or made sacrifices to help others. The awards were presented at the Town Hall on March 28th.
Sarah, aged 18, commented: ‘It’s great to have won an award for Feeding Camden, which centres on helping the Camden foodbanks cope with the growing demand. I first had the idea back in 2015 as I began to understand how our borough is populated by people at both extremes of the wealth spectrum. Food poverty should not exist in a leading capital city in the 21st century and this is why I initiated the campaign. The work would have been too much to have done alone; I’m very grateful to my school – Camden School for Girls – and my mum who have supported the project and helped me so much’.