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Tendring Foodbanks Donations

posted 16 Apr 2015, 04:46 by kbetteridge@tendringtechnologycollege.org

Students in Year 8 have been making a difference in the community by collecting for the Tendring Foodbanks over the last term. 

This was introduced through assemblies and a Year group community challenge. The project was carried out to support the work of the Salvation Army and the Trussell Trust. It has helped raise awareness of struggling families who do not have the chance to indulge in three meals a day. 

Students took part in collecting food for the Foodbank, others organised the food ready for delivery to the Salvation Army central distribution centre in Clacton. The centre provides food for 10 different Foodbanks that operate in the Tendring Area. 

Under the direction of Tracy Cooke, Community Manager at the Salvation Army, students had the opportunity to weigh the food they had donated and learn how to sort food by date ready for distribution. 

Oliver Brooks, one of the students, said: “It was shocking to learn that there are people in our own area who struggle to pay for food. It reminded me of how lucky I am.” 

Mr Neil Woods, Assistant Director of Learning, said: “It is great to see students getting involved in supporting vulnerable families in our community in this way and it allowed students to reflect on how fortunate they are.” 

The Year 8 team will continue their community challenge over the next term by improving the physical environment in Thorpe-le-Soken.

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