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Coventry girls school celebrates three years of donating to homeless

Coventry Editorial 25th Feb, 2024   0

KIND-hearted youngsters at a Coventry girl’s school have celebrated three years of donating food to some of the most vulnerable people in the city.

Every Friday lunchtime, pupils at Eden Girls’ School volunteer their time to pack food for residents at The Salvation Army Lifehouse.

The Lifehouse on Harnall Lane West provides supported accommodation for people who have become homeless, assisting up to 80 people back into independent living.

The Islamic secondary school began donating food directly to the homeless centre in February 2021 shortly after Covid-19 restrictions had began to be lifted.

The school has continued its support for the Lifehouse, which includes donating items such as fresh fruit, tinned goods, bread, cereals and custard, ever since.

Students also hold a community action day in the summer term, during which year 10 pupils prepare a hot nutritious meal for the residents of the Lifehouse.

The food is provided by FareShare, which aims to tackle food poverty and reduce waste across the UK.

Charity prefect, Zaynab, aged 14, has been involved for two years.

She said: “I felt a need to do something in the community, to make a difference and help in some way.

“Doing the food bank every week, you are doing something valuable to help other people.

“It helps with our religious values – we have an obligation to help other people.”

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