Colyton pupils collect 600kg of food

Students gather supplies to help the needy

YOUNGSTERS at Colyton Grammar School have been busy gathering grub to help feed the needy.

Since the beginning of December Year 10 Ash students have collected over 600kg of food in aid of the Exeter Foodbank.

It is the second year running they have encouraged staff, students and parents to get involved by donating everyday food items.

Pete Scott, a representative from the Foodbank, thanked the students for their support and enthusiasm - describing their campaign as a “brilliant team effort”.

He said that last year was a busy one for the Exeter Foodbank . During December around a quarter of a tonne of food was handed out every week at their distribution centre.

There are currently 70 foodbanks within the UK who aim to support individuals and families in crisis by giving them a minimum of three days emergency food supply. Last year the foodbank network helped 41,000 people and their ultimate aim is to set up a foodbank in every town across the UK.