Archbishop Holgate's School help to tackle local poverty, by setting up a foodbank donation point in their reception.
Teachers and students at Archbishop Holgate's CE Academy decided to set up the collection box, to help ensure York Foodbank can maintain its stocks to cope with demand.
Richard Nihill, school chaplain, said: "Archbishop Holgate’s is the first school in the city to set up a permanent site for donations, which is a natural development of the collections of food to help the homeless in York that we have organised at harvest time for the last decade.”
He said the school has in recent years identified justice and compassion as amongst its core shared values. “To support the Food Bank in its work with the most vulnerable in the City of York is a great opportunity to live these values into being. We look forward to passing on many items to the York Foodbank to help local people.” Staff, students and parents have been advised which items were most needed.
The Bishop of Selby, The Rt Revd Dr John Thomson, visited the school yesterday [FRI 20 MARCH] to praise the project and learn more about the initiative.
He said: “I think it’s wonderful that the students and teachers at Archbishop Holgate Academy want to do their bit to help people in York who are going hungry.