Children inspired to make big Peterborough Foodbank donation

The school council from Highlees primary school with their collection for a Christmas food bank. EMN-170812-192346009
The school council from Highlees primary school with their collection for a Christmas food bank. EMN-170812-192346009
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Primary school pupils are making sure families are not hungry this winter after collecting around 300 items for Peterborough Foodbank.

Children as young as five at Highlees Primary in Westwood showed off the food they had collected at a special assembly last Friday.

The pupils were inspired after the School Council was contacted by KingsGate Community Church in Parnwell to support the foodbank.

School Council leader Angela Allen said: “The children saw how they were struggling to get supplies donated. There was not enough to keep up with demand for local families.

“When we got back to school the kids said they wanted to started a collection. We have five to six year olds who could not fathom poverty in the local area.”

The pupils will now collect stationery for the foodbank.

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Find out more about Peterborough Foodbank - peterborough.foodbank.org.uk