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