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This term, we have pledged to support our local foodbank. Sadly, over 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK and the need for food banks is increasing. Last year, well over a million emergency food packages were given out to adults and children in need.

The foodbank offers help to local people in crisis, who are often referred by specialist agencies such as social services, GP surgeries, schools, care centres and probation teams. We would be grateful if your child could bring in any of the following, to help with our collection for this worthwhile cause.

In-date tinned and packaged food, including:

microwaveable puddings; long-life fruit juice; long-life milk; noodles; pasta sauces; baby food; biscuits; cereals; dried pasta; instant coffee; rice; shower gel; snack bars; tea bags; tinned fruit; sugar; tinned meat and fish; tinned puddings; tinned soup; tinned vegetables; toiletries; toilet rolls; vegetarian options; noodles.

Unfortunately, the food bank is not able to store fresh or chilled items. Small packets and tins are preferred, if possible please. More information can be found on the website: https://gateshead.foodbank.org.uk/

Many thanks in advance for anything you are able to give. I will be delivering our donations on Tuesday 6th November.

Mrs Preece

Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

Article 27: You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many of the things other kids can do.

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