Primary school bridges the gap to help those in need
7:02pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
PRIMARY school pupils in Caerphilly have donated their harvest festival collection to a foodbank to benefit families in their local community.
Plas-y-Felin Primary School joined with Bethel Chapel in Caerphilly to collect food items as part of the Bridging the Gap initiative, run through Elim Church, to be distributed to local families.
Parents and pupils were encouraged to donate food items such as tea, sugar and tinned food to the collection to contribute to the creation of the food parcels.
The Bridging the Gap initiative is one of the volunteer-run foodbanks that has been supported by Caerphilly council’s Town Centre Management team and The Trussell Trust to ensure that the needs of people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families are met.
The initiative, alongside a network of other foodbanks in the local area, has been welcoming donations from recent harvest festival celebrations and generous contributions from schools.
Mark Jones, the headteacher of Plas-y-Felin Primary School, was very pleased with the volume of donations that were received during the harvest festival celebrations.
He said: “The parents and pupils at Plas-y-Felin understand the importance of helping the local community and the difficulty that many people face in their daily lives.
“They have illustrated this through their generosity and their desire to reach out to those in need by providing them with the most basic of human requirements – food. We are all very proud of the pupils and hope to continue supporting such vital projects in the future."
The food items will be distributed by Bridging the Gap over the coming weeks to aid families in need in the community.
For more information on the county borough’s foodbanks visit www.trusselltrust.co.uk.
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