30th November 2020 — This year, as the country contended with the ongoing pandemic and more and more people were turning to foodbanks to feed their families, the Senior School Council at St Aubyn's School spearheaded a whole school initiative to collect food for the local community.
They asked all pupils to bring in items of non-perishable food and toiletries to be donated to the Redbridge Foodbank, part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks across the country.
Deputy Head of the Senior School, Mrs Slade, was very proud of the pupils’ efforts. “Inevitably, our pupils and parents rose to the challenge and donated a huge amount of items - so much so that we were actually asked to delay making our second donation trip, so that they had time to process all the items from the first! Thank you to everyone for their generosity, to the Senior School Council team who worked incredibly hard to load the minibus and to Mr Clarke for delivering the items to the foodbank.”
Jose Soares, Redbridge Foodbank, expressed his thanks to the School. “Thank you, St Aubyn’s, for the amazing donation yesterday - we are truly blessed to part of such a generous community.”