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Continuing support for foodbank


Following a generous donation last term, Corby Technical School has committed to supporting Corby Foodbank.

42.6kg of food provisions were delivered to the charity’s distribution centre by a group of six students, following  generous donations by the school community of students and parents.

The students helped the Corby Foodbank staff weigh the food and then made up some food parcels.

Manager Louise Taylor said: “We were really grateful for the donation from the school and the students were extremely polite and well behaved.

“It means a huge amount that we are supported by the local community.”

The foodbank provides emergency food parcels to struggling families in the Corby area.

It recently had its busiest week, distributing 500kg of food – 38 emergency parcels. On a typical week it helps 25 families in need. An emergency pack generally lasts for three days.

Student Natalie Bristow said: “I was shocked by the size of the Foodbank and how big an operation it is.

“The volunteers were really nice and explained how they helped the people who came in.”

Teacher Cathy Gaunt said: “As a school we have made a commitment to the Corby Foodbank to make a similar donation each term to support the excellent work that the charity does in our community.”

The charity is always looking for volunteers who can help with a variety of activities, from  sorting stock and putting together parcels to helping with supermarket donation days.

Anyone who is interested in helping out can call 01536 737588.