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Highlees Primary School

Highlees
Primary School

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Foodbank

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The school runs a fortnightly food parcel day on a Tuesday. Please let us know if you are struggling for food and we will contact you on the day to let you know when it is ready to collect. You can let us know or ask for more information by either filling in the wellbeing survey, speaking to a member of staff or by calling in to the office. Please remember we are here to help!

 

Highlees Primary School can now distribute Foodbank vouchers, following training received from Peterborough foodbank.  Peterborough foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

How a foodbank works:

Food is donated
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.

‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.

Food is sorted and stored

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.

Frontline care professionals identify people in need

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or coffee and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
 
For more information about the local foodbank visit http://peterborough.foodbank.org.uk/
 
Peterborough foodbank
c/o Staplee Way
Peterborough
PE1 4YT
Telephone: 01733 234165

Email: info@peterborough.foodbank.org.uk