Harvest and Christmas Donations

Hope for Food trustees and just a small portion of the school’s donation

Following last year’s Harvest collections for foodbanks in Swanage and Wareham, this term The Purbeck School was proud to support the excellent work of another local charity, Hope for Food.

Once again, through the kindness of our students, their parents and the staff, we were able to provide a sizeable donation of tinned and packet foods, tea and coffee etc. in addition to cleaning and washing products. The charity was delighted with our community’s support which will help both homeless people and those who visit the foodbank.

Hope for Food would like to provide a selection box for every child whose family receive a Christmas food parcel this year – they provide around 500, so this is approximately 1000 selection boxes. Purbeck staff have taken up the challenge of providing at least half of these, and, as you will see in the picture, we are well on our way to this target – although Jess and David were quite tempted to dip in as they posed for the photo! Some students have also helped by donating a selection box themselves.

If any member of the public would like to help by dropping a selection box (about £1 in most supermarkets) into school they can do so in Reception. Of course, any individual help that any of us can give to our local foodbanks is particularly welcome at this time of year.

Picture of Harvest-Christmas Donations-Jess and David photo
Jess and David pictured with just a selection of our… selection boxes!!

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