Harpenden Food Bank DeliveryPosted on 15/10/2021
Mr Bruce and Mr Thomson delivered a huge collection of food, toiletries and long-life goods to the Harpenden Food Bank in Coldharbour Lane late last week. This represents all that was collected by Y8 during September. We are expecting to collect and send more goods to the Food Bank in early November and then just before Christmas!
Thanks to 8N who were the catalysts for change, members of the tutor group sent scouts out to each tutor room to collect these goods. Once they felt they had enough (this was about 500 items), Mr Bruce and Mr Thomson drove the delivery down to be greeted by volunteers who distribute food to the needy.
"In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust support more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. Between April 2019 and March 2020, food banks in their network provided a record 1.9 million food supplies to people in crisis, an 18% increase on the previous year and during the coronavirus pandemic food banks have seen need rise even further."
On behalf of 8N, Year 8 in their entirety, their parents and carers, we are so grateful for your generous donations. There were over 150 tins of food donated JUST from this collection.
You are making such a difference and we say thank you for supporting those that are needy at this time.