Harvest offerings to Food Hub at The Leys School

Alex Collis, councillor for King’s Hedges on Cambridge City Council, came to speak to the The Leys School about food poverty at a recorded Harvest Festival service from the Chapel.

Cllr Alex Collis in the Chapel
Cllr Alex Collis in the Chapel

23rd October 2020 — Alex Collis, councillor for King’s Hedges on Cambridge City Council, came to speak to the The Leys School about food poverty at a recorded Harvest Festival service from the Chapel.

Cllr. Collis is manager of the Cambridge Food Hub. She told the school about its work in promoting food sustainability and food economic justice in the city. She is lead councillor for anti-poverty and sustainable food and recently led on the city council motion to back a food poverty action plan for Cambridge.

In response, the school community donated gifts of food to be distributed through the Hub to Cambridge citizens in need.

The Rev Simon Coleman, Chaplain, said: “It is disappointing that Covid-19 has prevented us from gathering, more fully and more closely, for our Harvest Festival this year. However, let us compensate by digging even deeper into our pockets, and our earthly store cupboards, to become ‘cheerful givers’, towards those whose needs are presently much greater than our own.”

About The Leys School

The Leys is primarily a boarding school, and our emphasis is on providing a caring, friendly and secure environment for all our pupils. Each child, whether a boarder or day pupil, is attached to one of 11 houses, where study areas and comfortable accommodation are provided, along with a high standard of pastoral care and supervision from housemasters or housemistresses.

 

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