Harvest Foodbank collections
It’s great to see schools embracing our sharing value by donating food to local foodbanks.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children.
Alongside the standard food items, foodbanks try to provide other essential non-food items to adults and children in crisis as well as additional support such as debt advice, mental health support, or benefits guidance.
Foodbanks rely on the support of their local communities to support people in crisis.
- St Peter’s – The children at St Peter's Droitwich C of E Academy had the opportunity to attend a Harvest service held at St Peter's Church led by Reverend Laura Handy. As part of the service, they gave thanks for the food we receive, and they thought about people in our world that might not have the food they need at the moment. To support this, children and families were invited to make donations to support the Droitwich Foodbank. The kindness and generosity shown was wonderful and they filled the van that came to the school to collect the donations.!
- Jubilee- The harvest festival collection was a HUGE success!!! The school was able to create 4 large hampers.
- Burlish - collected donations for the Kidderminster foodbank. A volunteer from the foodbank visited the school to explain to the pupils in assembly how their donations will help so many people.
- Cherry Orchard collected donations for the Worcester Foodbank.
- North Worcester held a harvest festival assembly for parents and carers and collected donations for the Worcester Foodbank.
Your local foodbank will have a list of items that are generally needed the most, please check before donating to see what supplies they are currently most in need of.