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Pupils at Priory CE Primary School donate much-needed goods to Christchurch Food Bank

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SCHOOL children have been praised for their kindness after helping to collect much-needed goods for Christchurch Food Bank.

After learning of the charity’s appeal for donations when stock levels ran low, pupils at the Priory Primary School joined in to take action.

Parents, carers and staff donated items including soup, tinned meat, stews, hot dogs, children’s snacks and everyday cupboard staples such as rice, pasta, long life milk, tea and coffee.

Children at Christchurch Priory collected donations (55297734)
Children at Christchurch Priory collected donations (55297734)

Head teacher Paul Ruffle said: “The mark of any society is how it treats its most vulnerable families, so it was humbling to see how our school community responded so generously to support this appeal.

“It shows the next generation is keen to make the world a better place for everyone.”

Food bank manager Tracy Blick added: “It is both overwhelming and humbling to receive such a huge amount of donations after our appeal.

“Our local school children and their families have always supported the work we do – it’s wonderful to see the next generation caring about the need of others.

“When we heard that the children put their uniforms on and came into school over the February half-term to help sort the food, the volunteers at the food bank were even more blessed with the support. Thank you to all of them.”

Donations can be taken directly to the food bank at 67a Purewell Road, Christchurch, on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 12pm; Thursdays from 11am-1pm; and Fridays from 2pm-4pm.

For more information email christchurchfoodbank@gmail.com

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