Brentwood children collect supplies for local food bank

Children from Brentwood are taking part in a Christmas food appeal in support of a local food bank.

Brentwood Preparatory School is collecting tinned foods, sealed packets, festive cakes, puddings, sweets and chocolate, which is piling up under the school’s Christmas trees.

One family has even donated 120kg of rice which will be added to the Harold Hill food bank collection – part of The Trussell Trust, a national charity.

Headmaster Jason Whiskerd said he was delighted with the generous response:. He added: “This will mean that, whilst our children will be enjoying the festive atmosphere at school, they will also be aware that not all people will be having the safe, enjoyable and well fed Christmas that we all take for granted.”

The school’s link with the food bank comes from the Rev Russell Moul whose visits to Prep assemblies are always a firm favourite.

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Rev Moul’s church, St Paul’s, in Harold Hill, is involved with the food bank and pupil representatives will help deliver the much-needed supplies.

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