Kind-hearted Coventry youngsters donate to foodbank for Christmas - The Coventry Observer

Kind-hearted Coventry youngsters donate to foodbank for Christmas

Coventry Editorial 28th Dec, 2023   0

CITY youngsters have been in a giving mood as they have collected and delivered crates full of foodbank collections to the Halo Centre.

A group of eight Year 6 pupils at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School visited the centre to deliver the collections, which were donated by parents, staff and the Wyken community.

The Halo Centre is the Head Office of Feed the Hungry UK, which operates its Coventry Foodbank project from there, with donations going out to its 14 distribution centres across the city.

The children, part of the school Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) team, learned how they could support the community and the food needed to make up a food box for two people.

They also had a go at creating meal ideas using donated items.

The GIFT team plans to hold an ongoing collection in the reception area, where people can hand in tinned food, dried goods and toiletries for future deliveries.

Denise Corry, teacher at St John Fisher School, said: “Our incredible GIFT team did a fantastic job generating donations from the school community, and we are extremely grateful to Coventry Foodbank for supporting us with the project and providing a valuable experience for our pupils.”


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