Big-hearted students at Biddenham International School have donated enough food to provide 840 meals to Bedford Foodbank.
The school’s Senior Prefect team organised a Food in the Box Harvest for the local Foodbank and with the help of the entire school collected over 350kg of food – enough for 840 meals.
The school is organising another Food Harvest at Christmas.
In addition, the school has been supporting Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty.
During the October half term, they supplied Aldi vouchers to families whose children receive school meals.
The school also supported other families by compiling an extensive list of the local businesses and charities that generously stepped forward to offer free meals during this time
The SEVA Trust UK, who provided more than 50 food parcels for Biddenham families during the lockdown period, are offering a winter service, which will comprise of a monthly pack of 5kg of items such as rice, long life milk, cereal etc and will run from November until February.
Biddenham principal, David Bailey said, “We are acutely aware that the pandemic has placed huge hardships on many of our families and children.
“As a school we are committed to supporting our pupils and their families and other community members during this difficult time.”