Year 6 pupils from Rupert House School took around 100 bags and boxes of food and home supplies to the NOMAD foodbank on last Thursday.
The items were donated by Rupert House families and welcomed by the staff at the foodbank. The children visited the sorting room at the d:two Centre and learned a little more about the charity and how it helps families in the local area.
At the school’s Harvest Service at St Mary’s Church on Friday, Jaco Bruwer from NOMAD (a youth and community project supporting young people and families across Henley) attended to thank the families for their generous donations. He told them that Rupert House provides the biggest collection of items each year and explained that the demand from local families for foodbank items has gone up 30% in the past year.
The school will also donate 50% of its retiring collection from the church service to NOMAD, with the other 50% going to St Mary’s Church.