Investing time in helping food bank

The Abbey Junior School, have donated food from their Harvest festival, to the Daventry Food Bank. Pictured is Rob Gee ( Daventry Food Bank ) with Daniela Simanovica  ( 8 ), Keiran Goodwin ( 8 ), Lee Reynolds ( 8 ) & Faye Parry ( 8 )
The Abbey Junior School, have donated food from their Harvest festival, to the Daventry Food Bank. Pictured is Rob Gee ( Daventry Food Bank ) with Daniela Simanovica ( 8 ), Keiran Goodwin ( 8 ), Lee Reynolds ( 8 ) & Faye Parry ( 8 )
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Caring children at the Abbey Junior School in Daventry donated food to those in need during their harvest festival celebration on Monday.

The school held their annual service at the Holy Cross church in the town, donating pasta, tinned goods and biscuits to the Daventry Food Bank on the High March Industrial Estate.

The food bank, set up in 2010, is a voluntary organisation providing food parcels for those in crisis within the community.

Abbey Junior School headteacher, Liza Davies, said the children were keen to help and were very caring.

She said: “The children collected food together and gave it as part of the service.

“As a school we support one local, one national and one international charity every year and harvest is a great time for us to support our local cause.

“As a church school we feel it is very important for us to support people within our community.”

Year Four pupils at the school presented a talk and explained to the school and parents present the role of the food bank.

Mrs Davies said the children understood how the food they donated would help the local community.

She said: “The children were very interested in the charity and keen to make sure the food went there.

“They are very caring, lovely young people and they just want to help out.”

Since launching in February 2010 the Food Bank has provided food for 2,360 mouths in Daventry and surrounding areas. More than 800 of those donations were to children. When they spoke to the Daventry Express in August managers at the food bank had seen more referrals than ever before.

Food bank manager Barry Preece said referrals came from who had fallen on hard times, including couples, single people and large families.

To find out more about the food bank or to donate, contact 07576 663968. You can find out what food products the food bank is currently in need of by searching Daventry Food Bank on Facebook.