Students at Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill give a helping hand to Haverhill Foodbank
Students from a Haverhill school have been praised after co-ordinating an effort to make up hampers for the town’s foodbank this Christmas.
The pupils at Castle Manor Academy in Eastern Avenue were joined by staff in donating food and creating hampers – to continue the close alliance between the school and Haverhill Foodbank.
Becky Baldwin, outdoor learning co-ordinator at Castle Manor Academy, explained their relationship: “Last year, a group of students volunteered their time every week at the Foodbank in the run-up to Christmas.
“This year, form groups collected food donations from both students and staff together before creating the hampers.
“Our school motto is ‘We work hard, We are kind, We are proud’ and this is a good example of how our students think of others and make a positive contribution to their community.”
Henry Wilson MBE, project director of Reach Community Projects which operates Haverhill Foodbank, visited the school to collect the hampers and praised the efforts of all the young people from the school who had been involved in the project.
Haverhill Foodbank was officially launched in October 2008 and, in times of financial struggle, aims to provide food for a family or individual for at least three days.
The foodbank recently moved to a warehouse in Hollands Road.
To find out more, please visit https://www.reachhaverhill.org.uk/.