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Three Pukerua Bay School students received applause from their fellow students and teachers after their successful efforts to collect food for Wesley Community Action.
Stevie Wakelin, Molly McGregor and Hermione Cook saw an article in KapiMana News recently about stocks being down at local food banks as Christmas drew near.
With the help of their teacher, Alastair Hancock, they made a list of what to do, made a poster and asked classmates to bring food in to school.
The result was four large boxes of food that were gratefully accepted by Wesley at their food bank in Porirua East.
Robyn Pope, Wesley’s manager of practice and development, said many families in Porirua did not have people they could readily turn to at this time of year, when their cupboards might be bare.
‘‘ These three young women made a decision to make a difference, and it could mean a big extra for families who can’t afford it.’’
School principal Mary Jones said: ‘‘I was delighted to see that they could step outside their own world and recognise that there are people who are struggling. It was really special.’’
Mrs Jones said she would consider making collecting for a food bank a regular part of the school calendar.