The six youngsters – Emily Tandy, Katie Pearson, Lauren Bannister, Faye Currim, Lucy Coulburn and Subha Nudhar – undertook a voluntary stint at the Blackpool Food Bank, which distributes vital food parcels to individuals and families struggling to feed themselves.
They worked, on 11th June, alongside the bank’s volunteers to prepare food packages and label recipe sheets.
The Year 8 students, who have been studying community and charity as part of Religious Education studies, have now kick-started a food bank drive at Hodgson.
They are appealing to their peers to bring in donations of tinned or packet food (all at least one month in date) throughout the week beginning 22nd June. All donations will go to the Blackpool Food Partnership to be distributed within food parcels to those in need.
Mrs King, RE teacher, said: “Our students are very generous and do have a good sense of community and charity, so we are expecting a healthy number of donations through the drive.”
Students should give their food donations to either their progress tutor or RE teacher Mrs King by Friday 26th June.