Henley Food Bank Gets Generous Donations from Schools

The Henley Food Bank is full to bursting thanks to generous donations including some large deliveries by Henley schools to NOMAD at the d:two for those in need this Christmas.

Gillotts Head Students Jackson Meredith, Finn Flood and Lilly Hoogenberg dropped off around 120 carrier bags full of items on Monday this week in the school minibus.

Assistant Headteacher Matthew Druce said, “We were delighted to be able to support Nomad in doing this. They do so much within our school and local community that it was nice to be able to help them too.” The Head students said, “We chose to support Nomad as we know they reach out to the local Henley community, which is really important at this time of the year. We wanted to do a collection in school as it is important to show kindness at this time of the year, and bring our school community together.”

Friends of Rupert House School organised their large donation (below) to NOMAD which not included food items but toiletries and Christmas gifts.  Chair of FoRH, Sarah Morbey who also made a home made cake for the volunteers to have whilst sorting the items said, “The school has had a long connection with NOMAD.  We usually support them at our Harvest Festival but that didn’t happen this year so we decided to support them for Christmas.  We spoke to them about what they needed and asked whether they would appreciate any toys and books.  I’d like to thank the whole school community for their amazing generous donations.”

Tim Prior from NOMAD said, “We have been amazed by the generosity shown by local schools donating items to the food bank. This has made a real difference to lots of families during this challenging time. Along with lots of other incredible donations from within our community the food bank is now completely full. A huge thank you to all!”