Pupils learn how to cook with energency food bank parcel
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