Students Rally to Support Bridgnorth Food Bank

Left to right: Lissy Brickley, Scarlett Beddoes, Anna Psaras, Liz Bird (from Bridgnorth Food Bank), Lucy Mackay and Francheska Varney-Hook

In support of the incredible work carried out by the local food bank, Bridgnorth Endowed ran a school-wide campaign to collect donations for the seventh year running.

Throughout November, students were asked to bring in non-perishable food and drink items, as well as toiletries, cleaning essentials, and even donations for pets.

Every tutor group took part, all competing to collect the most, in time for a visit from Liz Bird, manager of Bridgnorth Food Bank. In the end, results were neck and neck so the decision was made to pick two worthy winners.

Mr Parmar’s tutor group won the award for most collected and Mr Jabore’s form won the award for the most appropriate collection, as they had provision from birth upwards and even pet food.

Mrs Underhill, the school’s director of business and finance, said: “Huge thanks goes to all tutor groups as everyone has made such a fantastic effort. A lot of families in the area will benefit as a result of their generosity and kindness, and they should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

During Liz’s visit, she chatted to students and staff about how, although people in the town were continuing to give generously, the food bank was seeing an increase in customers that are in desperate need of the service.

Despite the amount collected in school, she went on to say that it would go within just one day as times were getting harder for many. In response, the school has pledged to do more and will explore a number of possible ways to offer further help in the new year.

For more information, please visit the Bridgnorth Food Bank website →

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