Truro Prep House Captains visited the Truro Foodbank today. The group delivered all of the goods collected by the school as part of the harvest festival; these totalled 279 kilograms, which equates to 168 meals for families.
They met with Nick, the food bank manager, who gave them a tour of the distribution centre and shared the importance of their work there.
The food bank team is run mainly by volunteers who give up their time to help the families of Truro and the surrounding areas in need. Recently, the Foodbank has found its services more used than ever, with the amount of food given away doubled from 33 tonnes a year to 33 tonnes in 6 months.
The children had lots of opportunities to ask questions throughout, which they recorded on their clipboards to take back to school and share with their peers in an upcoming assembly they’re organising.
A huge thank you to Nick for taking the time to show the children the incredible work the food bank does and to Mrs Issaka for organising the trip. Also, a big thank you to all those who donated items to the food bank; it really does make a difference.