Dec 2017: A school-wide four-week appeal last term resulted in over a tonne of food being collected for Exeter Foodbank
The 2,533 items of non-perishable food weighed in at 1,040 kg, exceeding a tonne for the first time since the school’s annual collections began in 2009.
We beat our initial target of 1,000 items within just a week, before going on to break the previous school record of 2,157 items.
Led by Physics teacher Mrs Fitzhenry, tutor group 10 Oak collected donations from across the school on a daily basis.
Pete Scott, a representative from Exeter Foodbank, explained: “This is a fantastic effort! Sadly, this amount of food will go out of Exeter Foodbank every week. 55 tonnes were given out last year.”
Headteacher Mr Harris has thanked the students, saying, “This is an amazing achievement – your hard work is evident in (the donations) we see.”
“10 Oak have been truly brilliant,” added Mrs Fitzhenry, “they never missed a date for stocktaking or morning collections. They have shown superb enthusiasm”.
The Exeter Foodbank is a charity that provides emergency food to local people in need.