X28 Act of Service – Food Bank Donations

As part of our Crew building in Year 9, we have been learning about the importance of food banks in our local community and how we can help support these charities. We are working with Thorne and Moorends food bank to collect donations of food and essential items. This is only a small part of the work and research Crews have been undertaking to better understand how to support their local communities.

Did you know, Thorne and Moorend was set up due to the amount of children going into school hungry. According to their 2018 stats, this food bank had approximately 35 people every 3 hours, who visited and collected food. As this is 5 years ago we predict the numbers will have at least doubled with the cost of living crisis happening. 

If you are able to help, these are the items that are mostly needed:

  • Tins of tomatoes
  • Tins of meat
  • Tins of fish
  • Tins of vegetables 
  • Tins of fruit
  • Cartons of UHT milk (semi and full fat)
  • Cartons of long-life fruit juice (dilute/cordial) 
  • Biscuits
  • Period products (tampons and pads)
  • Soap (body wash, shampoo)
  • Nappies 
  • Wet Wipes
  • Cotton buds (q-tips)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Pet Food
  • Deodorant

We already have lots of:

  • Baked beans
  • Pasta
  • Toothpaste 

If you are unable to help with donations, please spread the word of the work Thorne and Moorends is doing.

We would like the donations to be handed in to XP reception before the 22nd of September as we will be taking them to Thorne and Moorends Foodbank that weekend.

We thank you in advance for reading this blog post and contributing,

All of Year 9 XP students (X28).