Harvest Hamper

Posted at 11:21 am on 15th November, 2018

Flixton Girls School annual Harvest collection generated another giant harvest hamper of emergency food meals for Stretford Food Bank and Manchester Booth Centre. 

Many thanks to everyone who kindly provided a donation for this year’s harvest collection which was gratefully received by Stretford Food Bank and Manchester Booth Centre. The volume of donations was overwhelming, with our total of emergency meals donated of 5551 over the last few years.

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Jim Peloe Foodbank Manager wrote: ‘On behalf of the trustees, I write to thank you, your colleagues, the parents and children for another generous donation to The Foodbank. Also thanks to Mr Coultas and his team of helpers for carrying the donations out to our van, which was exceedingly helpful. Your donation approximates to 1020 emergency meals. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

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Sadly, our statistics show that in the last twelve months  over five hundred children under the age of 16 have received help from our foodbank. The top three main reasons people attend the foodbank are, in order, Benefit Delays,  Low-Income and Benefit Changes. Alarmingly low-income families are on the increase.’

Mr Coultas Director of Culture and Ethos concluded: “I am extremely proud of all the girls contributing year on year with our Harvest donations. Thank you to all the parents and families that supported their daughters with this event.”