Halloween Themed Food Boxes
The Trinity Student Voice Charity Team decided this year that the school would focus on local charities in the first term, national charities in the second term and then international charities in the summer term; it was agreed that the West Berkshire Foodbank, as a local charity, was a great place to start. The Charity Team challenged each tutor group to create a minimum of one Halloween themed food box to be delivered to the West Berkshire Foodbank on the last day of term. The size, design and even the number of boxes per tutor group was to be decided by the tutor groups.
The West Berkshire Food Bank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust, which consists of 428 foodbanks nationally, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The West Berkshire branch consists of four foodbanks in Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford and Lambourn.
On Friday the 21st October the Charity team took a trip to the foodbank’s warehouse to deliver the schools boxes. Visiting the foodbank, which is run completely by volunteers, allowed us to see how it works.
In total we collected 275.4kg worth of food, amounting to 248 meals for the foodbank to provide to individuals and families in West Berkshire.
“Thank you so much for organising such a good challenge to the tutor groups at Trinity! What a fantastic amount of colourful boxes came to the warehouse last week. We enjoyed meeting you and your fellow students and really appreciate the support.”
Sue Stephenson, West Berkshire Foodbank