Luisa Porritt joined organisations in her local community in Camden to support Mitzvah Day, an annual day of faith-based social action that takes place in November each year.
"Every year on Mitzvah Day, the Jewish community shows incredible generosity and care for our wider community in Camden and beyond through a mass practical effort to help those in need.
"This year that generosity feels especially poignant, as the number of families and individuals in need of extra support has grown due to the pressures of the pandemic.
"At South Hampstead Synagogue today, it was amazing to see so many people arriving one by one to drop off donations of food and other items.
"Mitzvah Day is a reminder that we can all step up and do more good deeds for others, and that's a value we can commit to all year round."