We are launching our collection for the Trussell Trust Foodbank slightly earlier this year due to the extremely high demand across Birmingham (and indeed across the country) for donations of food due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on families and their communities. Please give as generously as you can.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust Foodbanks provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK and specifically in Birmingham.
Over 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.
Foodbanks feed some 1,200,000 people nationwide. Of those helped, approximately 500,000 are children.
At HGS we can do something to help, if every student in the school brings in just one item we will be able to donate more than a 1,000 items to the Trussell Trust’s FoodBank in Birmingham.
Tins and packets are the best items to donate. Please see the list below for ideas about what to donate.
|Milk (UHT or powdered)||Rice pudding (tinned)|
|Sugar (500g)||Tea Bags/instant coffee|
|Fruit juice (carton)||Instant mash potato|
|Pasta sauces||Tinned meat/fish|
|Sponge pudding (tinned)||Tinned fruit|
|Cereals||Biscuits or snack bars|
We will be collecting items as above from Monday 29th November until Wednesday 15th December.
Please bring your donations to your Form Tutor or to Ms Brown in Room 3. Please give as generously as you can.
We can make a real difference and be a force for good by working together to help other people who are less fortunate than ourselves.