Today, a representative from the Blaydon Foodbank came to talk to the children in assembly. Lucy explained that the foodbank work to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local community. She explained that everyday people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference to many families, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
Many local schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank to help and support people within our communities who are in need.
As a school, we have decided that we would like to work together to help people in need in our local community through the Blaydon Foodbank.
We have set up a food collection point in school and the children are invited to donate some non-perishable foods and toiletries over the next couple of weeks. These may include; breakfast cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tinned beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and snacks.