FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Primary school’s huge donation to charity
Generous youngsters are lending a helping hand to make life easier for people who are hungry and in need.
Pupils from Williamsburgh Primary School turned up for classes this week armed with donations to give to Renfrewshire Foodbank.
Kids collected a fantastic amount of supplies for the charity, which provides emergency food packages for people in crisis.
Tons of tinned goods, cereals, biscuits and drinks passed through the doors of the Paisley school, as well as cleaning and sanitary products.
The collection, which linked up with the school’s harvest festival celebrations, gave pupils the opportunity to help others who are in need of extra support.
Principle teacher Jay Smith said the pupils put in an excellent effort.
He explained: “The children brought in a fantastic amount. We had to get additional tables for all the supplies.
“The school has had a collection for the last couple of years now, and every year manages to donate an exceptional amount.
“The kids were very excited to show the teachers what they had brought to school with them ,and the parents have been so supportive.”
Renfrewshire Foodbank gives people a three-day supply of food, with the aim of giving items that will allow them to have a balanced diet.
It relies on donations to stay in operation and with stocks low, and demand on the rise, help is more vital than ever.
Williamsburgh pupils have been learning about how they can support the community project and help families who live below the breadline.
Mr Smith added: “A representative from the foodbank will be coming to give a talk at assembly after the October holidays.
“This will allow kids to learn about what the bank does, see where their donations have gone and how they have helped.
“The focus is teaching them that not everyone has the same things that they’ve got, so that they can learn the importance of sharing and giving to charity.”
Donations can be made to Renfrewshire Foodbank at unit 12, 80 Abercorn Street, Paisley, Mondays and Fridays, from 10am to noon, and on Thursdays, from 5pm to 7pm.
There are also drop boxes in Tesco Linwood, Tesco Paisley, Morrisons, in Johnstone, and the Co- ops in Houston, Kilbarchan, Bridge of Weir and Bishopton.
People can also make a donation by calling Renfrewshire Foodbank on 0141 889 7999, or emailing manager@ renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk
Tons of support Primary 1 pupil Gregor Wells, five, with the foodbank haul