Pupils learn how to cook with en­er­gency food bank par­cel

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Pupils at Cathkin High School have boosted their learn­ing in English, drama and home eco­nom­ics in an in­no­va­tive pro­ject on food banks.

S2 stu­dents have learned about the var­i­ous is­sues af­fect­ing food bank users and what cir­cum­stances would lead to peo­ple need­ing an emer­gency food par­cel.

They un­der­stood that any fam­ily can find it­self in fi­nan­cial cri­sis.

In home eco­nom­ics, pupils learned how to save money on their food bills by switch­ing brands. They also looked into ways of pro­duc­ing healthy, bal­anced meals on a low bud­get and also us­ing food pro­vided in a food par­cel.

As part of the pro­ject, all S2 pupils were in­vited to do­nate non­per­ish­able food items for the Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen Foodbank, as well as do­nat­ing their spare change to­wards the pur­chase of food.

A to­tal of 14 crates of food were do­nated, with the 2L1 class fill­ing three crates alone.

Vol­un­teers from the food bank were de­lighted to re­ceive the large do­na­tion, which will go a long way to­wards sup­port­ing lo­cal fam­i­lies in need.

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food Bank last month re­vealed al­most 1,000 chil­dren in the two towns had been fed by the ser­vice in the past year. It also re­vealed de­mand for food parcels in Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and Whit­law­burn had more than dou­bled over those 12 months.

Gen­er­ousYoung­sters col­lected do­na­tions for the food bank

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