Today we were very lucky to have a visit from Mr and Mrs Mansell who run a food bank.
First, we talked about our favourite food like pasta, macaroni cheese, spaghetti, stew.
Then we thought about what it would be like to feel really hungry.
Mr Mansell asked If anyone knew what a food bank was. Isabel replied “Like a bank but instead of money it has food.”
A food bank gives people food that cannot afford it.
We learnt about the kinds of food that the food bank give to needy people; food like breakfast cereal, milk, rice, beans,chickpeas, pasta sauce, noodles, teabags and biscuits and each food parcel contains enough food for three days.
The food bank also helps people to find out the reason why they don’t have enough food and help them to learn to get more money. It turns sad people into happy people.
We asked some interesting questions;
How much food do you have at the food bank? 50 tons 7 elephant loads of food every year
How do you give food? Five cafes around the district and a van that drives to the house if people cannot get to the cafe.
How do you not run out of food? Charity so people donate
Where is the food bank? Brimscombe
Thank you very much Mr and Mrs Mansell for a very interesting talk. Find out more by visiting https://strouddistrict.foodbank.org.uk/
It has inspired us to start our own collection of items so that we can make up our own food parcels to send to the food bank and help others too. Therefore we are asking for donations of tinned and packet food. All donations can be left in the box outside Mrs Saeed’s classroom. Thank you.
ITEMS THE FOOD BANK CURRENTLY NEED
CHILDREN’S TOOTHPASTE AND TOOTHBRUSHES
THE FOOD BANK HAS CURRENTLY GOT PLENTY OF