Generous donations to a local food foodbank from parents, pupils and staff will help families in need from the local area.

For the second year running, the Dick Lane school has collected food during Ramadan to remind everyone how blessed they are and to think about others who are less fortunate than themselves.

At a special assembly on Monday 17 June, Josie Barlow from the Bradford Central Foodbank visited the school to thank pupils for their generous donations and to collect a substantial contribution of foods, ranging from staple foods such as cereals and soup to sweet treats including biscuits and chocolate. The school donated 391kg of food, enough to feed 60 people in food crisis for three days.

Bradford Central Foodbank feeds around 50 families a week by providing three-day emergency food parcels, as well as a hot meal and a listening ear. The charity must find more than £1,000 worth or 169 shopping bags of food a week to be able to fullysupport all those it supports.

Principal  Clare Daddy said:

“One of our school’s STAR values is service, which encourages us to think about how we can offer support to those in need in our local community.

“This year the pupils and their families have been very generous in their donations. I’m proud of our school community for embracing our charity collection for Bradford Central Foodbank and helping us to provide such a sizeable donation that will undoubtedly make a difference to local people.”

Bradford Central Foodbank is run in partnership with local churches and facilitated by The Light Church Bradford Trust. It belongs to a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, who work together to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. To find out more about donating or volunteering, visit or call 01274 734314.

PUPILS have donated an abundance of food to Bradford Central Foodbank