A primary school in Kew is helping fight food poverty in London by teaming up with the City Harvest group for autumn.

City Harvest arrived at Kew Green Prep School in Richmond to collect an assortment of seasonal foods that the group will now deliver to those who most need it.

Timed with the Harvest Festival, the food collected by City Harvest will add to the estimated 9,000 meals a month they said are being delivered to charities in Richmond thanks to the efforts of their team.

The primary school staged the traditional Harvest Festival service at Saint Anne’s Church at the end of Autumn term, where "vast" amounts of ambient food items gathered by pupils at Kew Green were collected by City Harvest.

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

"This Harvest Festival, we have had an urgent need for ambient food items to redistribute to our recipient projects as we head into Winter. Support from our local community, especially the efforts of Kew Green Prep pupils, really helps to make a difference. Thank you," Dan McAlpine, Senior Food Sourcing Manager at City Harvest, said.

Kew Green Prep Director Studies Mark Reed added: "Having heard of the wonderful work City Harvest does to provide essential food for those most in need around London, we were delighted to have them as one of our charities for this year’s harvest festival appeal."

According to the GLA, more than 2.3 million Londoners live below the poverty line and 33 per cent of adults have skipped meals to save money so that their children can eat.

Click here to find out more about City Harvest or here for more on food poverty in London.