We have been collecting a range of supplies over the last 12 days for the Trussell Trust South London Foodbank and for the Albrighton Community Fridge.
There was a theme for each day to ensure a good spread of essential items could be delivered to where they are needed, from toiletries and nappies on one day to dried goods and tins on another to cleaning products the next.
The Lower School conducted their own collection and the Middle and Upper Schools collected within their House groups. We have seen a steady stream of groceries and other essentials arriving every morning from staff and pupils, which have been packed into recycled boxes left over from the delivery of lateral flow tests.
The boxes were packed to fill two of our minibuses this morning to be delivered by staff to the two food banks.
Teachers and support staff who have minibus licenses are also volunteering to drive the school minibuses to deliver much need food and other essential supplies between 20 – 23 December.
We know that demand is greater than ever this year and we have been pleased to be able to help.