Pupils dig deep to sup­port their lo­cal food­bank

Stu­dents’ stud­ies teach them all about poverty

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Jonathan Ged­des

Kind-hearted Cathkin High pupils were help­ing out a good cause re­cently.

The young­sters had been learn­ing about poverty as part of their stud­ies.

And they de­cided to help out the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank.

Ian Robert­son, of the Food­bank, was de­lighted at the sup­port from the Cathkin pupils.

He said: “S1 stu­dents in Cathkin have been read­ing about poverty and their stud­ies have led to an ex­er­cise in real-life sup­port to the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank.

“Stu­dents in Mr. Devlin’s class col­lected food in their class and then pre­sented it to Jo Simp­son on be­half of the lo­cal char­ity.

“The han­dover also marked the day when these first years be­came S2 stu­dents.

“Pupils lis­tened in­tently while Jo out­lined the work of the food­bank, vol­un­teers and the fam­i­lies they sup­port. Well done to them.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank can con­tact them by call­ing 07745 038 795 or by vis­it­ing http:// ruther­g­len­cam­bus­lang. food­bank.org.uk

The food bank meets ev­ery Mon­day and Thurs­day at St Colum­bkilles Church Hall, on Kirk­wood Street from 12:30pm un­til 2:30pm.

They also meet ev­ery Tues­day from 6pm un­til 8pm at the Whit­law­burn Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre and at Cam­bus­lang Bap­tist Church ev­ery Fri­day from 12.30pm un­til 2.30pm.

Lis­ten­ing On Pupils heard from Jo Simp­son at the food­bank

Im­por­tant Jo ex­plained the work of food­banks

Good work Kind young­sters made a sub­stan­tial do­na­tion

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