Today, a representative from the Blaydon Foodbank came to talk to the children in Year 2.
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.
Following a project on people in need in the third world countries, the UK and now our local community, we have decided that as a class 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 box in our classroom and the children are invited to donate some non-perishable foods 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.
It is hoped that at some point over the next month or two the children can visit the food bank to help sort and stack their food donations.