Pupils boost food bank with 200 meals

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN from St Columba’s School, Fort Wil­liam, have col­lected enough food to pro­vide more than 200 meals for peo­ple in need.

Pupils of all ages have been learn­ing about help­ing peo­ple who are less for­tu­nate than them­selves, fol­low­ing on from the re­v­erse ad­vent cal­en­dar that Lochaber schools took part in last year.

St Columba’s cho­sen theme has been help­ing to feed peo­ple in need and the young­sters have been bring­ing in a wide range of food items over the past three weeks.

Their tar­get was to fill two large boxes, but they have al­ready filled four, with a week still to go. Alex McCon­nachie from Lochaber Food Bank vis­ited the school last week to talk to the chil­dren about his work as a food bank vol­un­teer.

Head teacher Vi­o­let Smith said: ‘We are over­whelmed by their re­sponse.

‘Alex told the chil­dren that so far they have col­lected enough food to pro­vide more than 200 meals for peo­ple in need.

‘This is part of our cit­i­zen­ship pro­gramme of work which helps in­crease the chil­dren’s un­der­stand­ing of the needs of oth­ers and re­spond to these needs in a pos­i­tive and prac­ti­cal way.’

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Photography.

Alex McConachie of Lochaber Food Bank vis­ited St Columba’s last week.

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