Harvest festival donations needed for local foodbank

Families struggling to put food on the table will be helped by local schools this autumn.
Schools across the Moorlands – including Knypersley First – have pledged to donate their harvest festival collections to Stoke Foodbank, which covers the Biddulph area.
The foodbank recently wrote to every school in the area asking for their help during the harvest festival time.
Keith Stubbs, the foodbank’s chair of trustees, said demand for the service remained high and added: “I am very much aware that there is the constant pressure for our team to ensure that sufficient food items are donated each year by individuals, business, schools, churches etc.
“For those schools that do currently support our work we are very grateful and hope that you will continue with this support. However for those schools that have not yet taken up the opportunity to work with us, could I ask you to consider supporting us during the September / October harvest festival period by inviting your students, staff and governors to bring along to your school food items as part of the build up for your harvest festival school assembly and to donate the food to the foodbank.”
Since its launch in May 2012, Stoke Foodbank has provided emergency food parcels to more than 50,000 individuals from across Stoke-on-Trent.
People who want to help can find out more information by emailing caroline@stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk