AS THE school year came to a close at King’s Ely Junior last week, children and their families filled another trolley with food for the last of this year’s weekly donations to Ely’s Foodbank – the charity that provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis.
Approximately 5,000 teabags, 100 litres of milk, 80 cartons of orange juice, 70 packets of pasta, 60 cans of soup, 20 boxes of cereal and 30 bags of rice have been collected at King’s Ely Junior since January, when a Foodbank volunteer talked to the children about the charity at assembly.
Each weekly collection has filled a trolley, kindly donated by Waitrose Ely for the purpose. The class that has been responsible for the collection each week has then taken the contents to the Foodbank to see how their donations will be used.
Head Richard Whymark observed: “The students welcomed the chance to participate in the excellent work of this local charity and have been keen to demonstrate that with privilege comes responsibility.
“Many members of the King’s Ely community have taken an active interest in this project and it seems set to continue indefinitely.”