Stretford Foodbank Harvest

Posted at 2:12 pm on 9th November, 2016

Flixton Girls School Harvest House Competition culminated in donations of over half a ton of food equating to 1,500 food meals to Stretford Food Bank.

Students and staff from the school created a competition out of their Harvest Festival, to see which forms and houses could bring in the most products. Donations were then handed over Stretford Food Bank for their support of families in and around Manchester.

Culture Committee members from each form coordinated the donations each morning visiting form rooms to collect the kind donations from friends and family of our students.

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Paul Guest Food Bank Manager said: ‘We have been greatly impressed by the support of the girls and the staff at FGS. It is always encouraging when young people take on the social issues of the day and this they have done to their credit.

Sadly, our statistics show that in the last twelve months 512 children under the age of 16 have received help from our food bank. The top three main reasons people attend the food bank are, in order, Benefit Delays,  Low-Income and Benefit Changes. Alarmingly low-income families are on the increase.

I would like to thank everyone for their support over this Harvest period.’

Mr Coultas Leader of Innovation & Progress Learner Services concluded: “I was extremely proud of all the girls after contributing this vast number of donations! Form 7HJ made the most impressive contributions, collecting over 225 items which was amazing! Thank you to all the parents and families that supported their daughters with this event.”