Kind-hearted Lily T from Year 4 has donated to a food bank after finding out more about hardship and hunger in her community.

Along with her classmates, Lily learned about food poverty in the build-up to the Junior Harvest Festival last term, when Gad’s Hill collected produce for a local outreach charity.  The eight-year-old was inspired to continue supporting local families and researched ways to help.

Lily read a news article about how members of parliament voted against extending free school meals for the country’s poorest children this half term.  Together, Lily and her family visited their local supermarket to stock up on groceries to give to nearby Gravesham Foodbank.

Head of Junior School, Miss Samantha Long, said:  “We are all so proud of Lily for thinking of those less fortunate, particularly at such a difficult time – her actions are admirable and a testament to both her sense of empathy and the strength of her character.”

Part of a national network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, Gravesham Foodbank provides nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in crisis.  The trust’s aim is to work towards combatting poverty and hunger across the UK.


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