Together, we can make a real difference! #letsgivehope


Like many other schools in Dorset, at The Purbeck School, we are supporting Hope for Food’s appeal for donations this autumn. The charity relies on donations to feed homeless and other vulnerable people at soup kitchens in Poole and Bournemouth five times a week. They also provide food and toiletry bundles to the homeless and vulnerable at Christmas.

We are asking for every member of our school community (including students, staff and governors) to bring in one item. These will be collected in tutor rooms and reception. This way we should be able to give over 1000 items to the charity. Other schools are also supporting this including Poole High, Lytchett Minster, Carter Community School, Parkstone Grammar, Blandford and Ferndown Upper School.

In one week this October, every school will be able to donate at least 1,000 things that will help to make life better for people who are on the streets or living in poverty. We can make a difference. From Monday  21st October to Friday 25th please bring into school:

  • Rice
  • Tinned meat/fish 
  • Tinned vegetables 
  • Instant mash potatoes 
  • Pasta sauce 
  • Ketchup/mayonnaise
  • Tinned pasta 
  • Jam/marmalade 
  • Cereal 
  • Soup (tinned or packet) 
  • Biscuits 
  • Squash 
  • Tea/coffee/hot chocolate
  • Tinned fruit/rice pudding/custard 
  • Washing up liquid
  • Roll on deodorant 
  • Pocket tissues 
  • Shampoo

Please only donate items that are ‘in date’

Hope for Food is a charity that assists people in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas, who are either homeless or living in poverty. They serve 4,000 meals every three months and make sure that people in our part of the world get some hot food and drinks each week, all through the year, whatever the weather conditions. They also aim to try and bring a little happiness back into the lives of people who perhaps, through no fault of their own, find themselves without things most of us take for granted.

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