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Pupils at Wilberfoss Primary School have been collecting food items for York Foodbank.
Pupils at Wilberfoss Primary School have been collecting food items for York Foodbank.

Generous pupils and staff at a village primary school are collecting food items for a foodbank in York, and residents are being encouraged to make donations to the facility.

Wilberfoss Primary School has a shopping trolley in its entrance lobby to collect the food in and children, parents, carers, staff and other people can come and place their donations in the trolley.

A representative from York Foodbank visited the school in June this year to explain to staff and pupils how the foodbank works and to show how the food can make a real difference to local families in need.

There is also a collection point at St John the Baptist Church, Wilberfoss. The food is then taken to Wilberfoss Primary and then given to the foodbank in York.

The school recently had a special collection during its Harvest Festival celebration and collected over two trolley fulls of food.

Headteacher Susan Monkman said: “As part of our charitable giving we wanted to make a positive contribution to the York Foodbank and I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our parents and carers.”

To find out more about York Foodbank visit www.york.foodbank.org.uk