Foodbank Collection

Quarterly Foodbank Collection gathers over 360kg of food

On Thursday 31 March, the Junior School held it’s quarterly collection for a local foodbank.

A group of P7 members of the Rights Respecting Group (RRS) took 360kg of food donations to the Edinburgh South East Foodbank. They got the opportunity to find out how it works, meet some of the volunteers and lend a hand unpacking and sorting all of the donations.

This was an opportunity for pupils to distribute chearfullie, during ‘Financial Fortnight‘-  a two week period where pupils learn about poverty.

Donations were gathered in the chapel and delivered in the van to the foodbank. Pupils had a tour of the food bank, met the volunteers and weighed the items before they were sorted by type. Donations were then sorted by date to allow the items with the shortest dates to be given out first.

Thank you to the heriot’s community for the generous donations.