Supporting children and families during challenging times

Senior Prefect Team who organised a Food in the Box Harvest for Bedford Foodbank.

Biddenham International School was pleased to support Marcus Rashford’s campaign to support children and their families with free school meals and end child food poverty.

During the half term the school supplied Aldi vouchers to families whose children receive school meals. The school also supported other families by compiling an extensive list of the local businesses (Many of whom are our parents) and charities that generously stepped forward to offer free meals during this time.

In addition, the Senior Prefect team organised a Food in the Box Harvest for Bedford Foodbank. With the help of the entire school they were able to help provide 840 meals and a total weight 353.06kg. The school is organising another Food Harvest at Christmas.

The SEVA Trust UK, who provided more than 50 food parcels for Biddenham families during the lockdown period, are offering a winter service, which will comprise of a monthly pack of 5kg of items such as rice, long life milk, cereal etc and will run from November until February.

Principal David Bailey said: “We are acutely aware that the pandemic has placed huge hardships on many of our families and children. As a school we are committed to supporting our pupils and their families and other community members during this difficult time.”

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