Students give town’s food bank a boost

Members of the school council with the food bank's David Proctor. p310a343
Members of the school council with the food bank's David Proctor. p310a343
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Charitable children have given much-needed donations of store cupboard staples and fresh fruit and veg to a food bank in Featherstone.

Youngsters at St Thomas’ C E Junior School kindly handed over part of their harvest haul to help the FaithNet organisation feed the town’s residents.

Pupils donated fresh produce as well as canned and boxed goods.

Nick Cox, project co-ordinator of FaithNet, said: “It’s a fantastic donation and it really helped us help more families.

“The amount of donations coming in from the community is really inspiring to see, it’s very encouraging.

“This is about the community helping each other, even if it’s just bringing a few items.”

FaithNet, a group set up by members of the Gospel Hall, St Thomas, All Saints and Featherstone Methodist churches, launched its food bank scheme in July.

Claire Dixon, from the school: “This is a church-led school teaching pupils the values of Christ. This is reflected in the pupils’ desire to care and share as much as they can with charities such as Featherstone food bank, helping the most vulnerable in the community. ”

All Saints J&I School in Featherstone also made a donation from its harvest festival.