School donates thousands of items to Gravesend foodbank

PUBLISHED: 10:13 31 October 2012

Gads Hill pupils celebrate Harvest Festival

Gads Hill pupils celebrate Harvest Festival

Photo Roger Vaughan © 07977 552310

Wheelbarrows had to be used to carry in almost 3000 items for Gad’s Hill School harvest festival over the last two weeks.

Junior school pupils of the Higham school donated a huge range of food and drinks to create an impressive harvest feast.

The whole lot has been packed up to the Gravesend arm of The Salvation Army.

The charity will use the items to stock up their foodback which helps provide essential food items to families in economic difficulty, the elderly and the homeless.

Patrick Carton who is based at the Salvation Army was delighted to receive the food boost.

He said: “We would like to say a big thank-you to all the children and parents at Gad’s Hill School whose food will go to helping people in crisis.”

Gad’s Hill headmaster David Craggs said: “While many of our families are much more fortunate than others, these are still tough times, so it was wonderful to see so many putting their hands into their pockets to help.”

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