The harvest food collected by all our school children and families was taken today to Clitheroe Foodbank. The staff explained to the children how even one tin of food can have a huge impact on a person’s well being.
What the children learnt:
- 75 volunteers
- a warehouse stores foods
- warehouse food is weighed once a year to ensure no food is taken
- foods are organised in date order
- out-of-date food can be given to people for up to 3 months after their use by date
- products the Foodbank are short of is advertised on their website and in parish newsletters
- people in crisis are given help
- homeless people are given a tin opener, plate and cutlery
- advice is given on how they can improve their situations
Staff warmly welcomed the children and answered any questions they had.