Trinity School staff and pupils have donated a third of a tonne of food to charity Homeless in Teignbridge Support (HITS), at their harvest festival.
Headmaster Tim Waters, said: “Charity is part of the school’s motto. It is important for all our pupils to have a well-developed understanding of our local community and how important foodbanks are. We are all delighted to be able to make a difference to local people.”
Chairman of HIS Cllr David Cox, said: “This very generous donation of food will ensure the foodbank can put meals on the tables of those in crisis. I’m very grateful to the school, particularly Year 8 and the Prep.”
The Homeless In Teignbridge Support’s foodbank has distributed six tonnes of food since its launch in September last year to almost 600 people in the Teignbridge district.
HITS provides a range of support services for individuals and families in crisis and experiencing financial hardship. Provides emergency food relief via various collection points across the whole Teignbridge area – bags containing 14kg of non-perishable food supplies are issued to those identified as being in need. Toiletry packs are also provided.
HITS work closely with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, as well as other local partner agencies, and provide Pathways advice to try to help people to improve their situations. We can also help with emergency topping up of keys for electric/gas meters (providing they are not in arrears), and can sometimes help cover transport costs for Jobcentre appointments, or medical appointments.
Donations of food or other supplies are always welcomed; food collection points has are located in the town’s Co-op in Higher Brook Street, and Morrison. Please contact Bob Newton for any further information 07990 515125.
Offers of time to help collect and distribute food, and other tasks are also welcome. Contact the CVS Volunteer Centre 01626 326 126.
(from a press release)