This week, the staff and pupils of Brampton Primary School surprised us with a donation for the foodbank.
But it wasn’t just any ordinary donation, as you can see from this photo – it’s the biggest we’ve seen in a LONG time! From pasta and rice, to chocolate and cake mixes, and toiletries and household essentials too, this haul of goodies will go a long way to help our neighbours in need this autumn!
The lovely folks at Brampton support us every year with their harvest collection, but this year they really went to town to support our community during the pandemic.
Deputy Head Marie Hardie and Patrick Stewart, Extended School Co-ordinator, organised the appeal and said, “During these challenging times we all have to come together to support our community. A big thank you to all the pupils and staff for an amazing effort!”
They sent letters and text messages out to the community and invited donations over a two-week period, and children dropped their donations in a box as they arrived at school. Many staff made contributions too.
“We have been truly humbled by the incredible harvest festival donations we have received from Brampton Primary and other East Ham schools”, says Susan Masters, Food Poverty Co-ordinator at Bonny Downs.
“This kind of support will be absolutely crucial to keep our foodbank going through what looks set to be a long Covid19 winter. We’re so grateful for our partnership together and for the generosity of so many staff, parents and pupils!”