More than 100 items donated to foodbank

More than 100 items have been handed to the local foodbank thanks to generous donators who brought items to Pool Academy before Christmas.

Teacher Kirstie Conway-Baker and her Year 9 tutor group decided to create a CPR Foodbank collection point in the school reception at the end of last term.

On Friday, December 21, the collection was taken to the CPR headquarters in Camborne.

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It was the second year a collection point was set up at the school to help others during the Christmas season.

Miss Conway-Baker said: “A huge thank you to all students, staff and members of the community who supported the food bank collections this year.

“I dropped off more than 100 items to CPR foodbank - everything from tins to toothpaste to Christmas puddings.

“They were very happy to receive the donations at such a busy time of year. 

 “I think it is really important to give everyone a chance to have a happy Christmas.

“It was a small gesture to a very worthy cause.”

Foodbank workers like to provide a package to those in need that will help provide three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced meals.

They welcome donations all year round and items often asked for include pasta, lentils, beans, pulses, tinned meat, tins of soup and tinned vegetables.