Pupils’ tasty donation in aid of the neediest

Carr Hill High School pupils William Wesley, Annabelle Whittle, Ellis Barker, Olivia Houghton, Charlotte Day, Alicia Bell, Jess Millar and Kate Tomes who helped the school collect for Fylde Foodbank
Carr Hill High School pupils William Wesley, Annabelle Whittle, Ellis Barker, Olivia Houghton, Charlotte Day, Alicia Bell, Jess Millar and Kate Tomes who helped the school collect for Fylde Foodbank
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Schoolchildren have collected more than three times their own body weight in food to donate to the needy.

The pupils at Carr Hill High School donated 177.5kgs of goods to Fylde Foodbank.

Volunteers at the Trussell Trust foodbank in Kirkham have said the donation will make up meals for around 425 people.

The 20 large boxes of goods, containing tinned goods, sauces, puddings and pasta, were dropped off by a group of children from the school on Royal Avenue, Kirkham.

The foodbank’s co-ordinator Linda Nulty said: “It is fantastic that young people are recognising that there is a need for foodbanks and that they are able to help people in their area.

“This donation is obviously the result of a magnificent effort on the part of Carr Hill students and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

The pupils toured the foodbank, helping to weigh in their food and learning about how donations are stored and 
distributed.

Teacher Jo Beesley said: “Our pupils have really tried hard to donate as much food as possible.

“We can’t believe that we have been able to collect so much in a few weeks and are delighted to find out that we will be helping so many people.”

Mrs Nulty added: “We were so pleased to receive the magnificent quantity of food which the school has collected and for the opportunity to meet some of the students.”