Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

From Facebook :: 7MD – Christmas Food Bank Drive

In Year 7, Mrs Cator’s tutor group decided to get underway on their charity work by organising a collection for Lowestoft Food Bank. The Food Bank is organised by The Trussel Trust, a national charity who run foodbanks all over the country. Last year they gave out 159,388 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis: 65,622 of these went to children.

The scholars in 7MD wanted to make sure as many people in Lowestoft as possible were able to enjoy Christmas this year and decided to create a competition across the Year 7 tutor groups. They decorated a box for each tutor group and created posters explaining what the food bank was and the items they were in need of, then each tutor group had two weeks to fill their box with prizes for the first box returned filled and the tutor group who filled the most boxes.

Mrs Cook’s group scooped the prize for first returned, while Mrs Cator’s group filled an impressive four boxes with donations. In total fifteen boxes of food was collected by Year 7 and their families demonstrating the true spirit of giving and helping others at Christmas, a time of giving.

Bev Jenkins from the food bank collected our donations, filling her car! She said that the Food Bank is seeing more and more referrals from families and those in need this year and “It’s fantastic to see young people doing such a fantastic thing for others just before Christmas.”

So a big thank you to all those who donated.