Real food for thought
A group of second year pupils took part in an individual programme to collect food for those in need.
They invited the manager of the Basics Foodbank, David Shaw, to come to Cathkin High to talk about their work and how donations have been used to help people in need in Glasgow.
Each pupil involved had a chance to ask their questions about the food bank including: does the food bank ever run out of food? What is the strangest item that has been donated? And what are the most frequently donated items?
The pupils learned about the process prior to issuing the food which included checking and recording the expiry dates on all foods so they can be easily seen on the packaging.
Mrs Jensen, who was helping the pupils with the collection, said at the end of the visit that she was:“proud of the effort the pupils put in and was touched to hear that the pupils’ parents were also getting involved.”
David Shaw added:“It’s an amazing thing for a school group to take on.” He was impressed the students all had:“a heart for helping those who are struggling”
Overall the program was a great success and the students learned the importance of helping those around them.
Donations are still being collected within the school for the Basics Foodbank.
Kind Cathkin High pupils have donated to the Basics Foodbank