Foodbank Fridays at Forest

Last week the School launched its Foodbank Friday initiative in association and support of the Trussell Trust and Redbridge Foodbank.

The first collection took place on Friday 20th November and Forest pupils managed to donate over 222 kilogrammes of food items.

Foodbank Fridays are set to become part of the Forest routine so that as a school we can regularly give to those most in need in the communities around us.

Mr Cliff Hodges spoke at all year group virtual assemblies last week about the wider context of this initiative. He spoke about how and why people are referred to food banks. And that food banks partner with a range of care professionals who provide compassionate, practical support to people in crisis. He accepted that bringing tins of food into school was straightforward enough; but encouraged all pupils to explore, learn and ask questions in the hope that they would develop a slightly wider sense of what they are doing.