Croft Primary School holds harvest festival in aid of foodbank
PUPILS at Croft Primary School in Painswick held a harvest festival earlier this month to collect items for Stroud District Foodbank.
Students donated ingredients for a family breakfast, including cereals, jams, milk, coffee and fruit juice, while Walkers Bakery in Stroud provided a batch of bread for the pupils to pass on.
All of the food amassed in the school hall as part of the harvest on Friday, October 4, was then handed over to the foodbank, which provides emergency food and support for families in the Five Valleys.
“It’s great that so many pupils have donated food to our foodbank,” said Will Mansell, the manager of Stroud District Foodbank.
“The reason we work so closely with schools is two-fold: firstly, pupils are brilliant at collecting stuff, and secondly, some of the children at the schools we partner will use the foodbank.”
Last year schools in the Stroud District donated over seven tonnes of food to the foodbank, which needs to collect around 42 tonnes every year to feed everyone it helps.
Anyone interested in making a donation should go to www.strouddistrict.foodbank.org.uk for more information.
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