Archbishop Holgate’s School has sent off another van load of donations to York Foodbank, just months after their pre-Christmas donation. They are proud to be the only York school to have a permanent, all year round, Foodbank collection point.

As usual their boxes of donations contained lots of baked beans, other tinned goods, loads of pasta, plenty of cereal and many other things too. However, their primary focus in recent weeks has been the collection of Easter eggs for the clients that use the Foodbank. Each form in the school has been challenged to work together to bring in a few eggs. In addition individual staff and pupils have also donated too. This meant that they were able to send several hundred Easter eggs to the Foodbank, surpassing the number they collected last year.

We are delighted to be working with Archbishop Holgate's school. The school firmly holds the values of compassion and giving, and they have a community focussed outlook. York Foodbank is a great fit with this ethos. We have had some great collections from the families and staff of Archbishop Holgate’s, and as we rely on the public for all of our food, their contributions are always greatly received. In particular we are overwhelmed by the amount of Easter eggs donated from the school this year, what a fantastic effort! We are looking forward to giving them out to our families, and want to send out thanks to everyone who donated.”

The Director of York Foodbank

Richard Nihill, Chaplain at Archbishop Holgate’s, said: “A big thank you to everyone who donated Easter eggs. As we’ve been looking forward to Easter we have encouraged everyone in our school community to reflect on how we all like a little treat as well as life’s necessities. It is great that we can help York Foodbank with basic food items that people need, but it is also appropriate that people can have a treat that enables them to really feel valued. This firmly fits with our school values of Justice and Compassion.”

To find out more about York Foodbank visit their website here.