Students’ solidarity with local food bank

Year 7 students at St Paul's Catholic College have been involved with the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank SUS-151023-141503001

Year 7 students at St Paul's Catholic College have been involved with the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank SUS-151023-141503001

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Year 7 students at St Paul’s Catholic College in Burgess Hill have collected hundreds of items of food for the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank.

Nela, a Year 7 student, said: “We are really concerned about poverty and especially the lack of food and water in the world. We know that people in our own community struggle to get enough food and we want to help them.”

“At St Paul’s we want our students to really begin to understand the causes of poverty and to use their power to make small changes to transform the world” commented Dominic Dring, School Chaplain.

Burgess Hill Community Food Bank has been operating in the local area for just over 2 years and provided food for 3 days for more than 600 people last year.

Sharon Benefer, a volunteer with the Food Bank, said: “It was great to be able to encourage young people to be aware and involved in supporting a local charity which helps those in their community who are facing difficult circumstances.”

For more information about the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank: www.burgesshillfoodbank.org.uk

Report and picture contributed by St Paul’s Catholic College.