Real food for thought

Rutherglen Reformer - - Cathkin Reformer -

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

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