Food for thought as Senior Girl volunteers at local food bank
As Britain’s food banks soar in usage amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Senior Girl has helped lend a hand in the local community by volunteering her time at Maidenhead Foodshare.
Year 10 pupil Luisa was excused from digital learning on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 April to help those less fortunate by processing donations at the food bank located in the Nicholson Centre, Maidenhead. Dedicated to helping individuals and families who are unable to afford a proper meal every day for themselves or their children, Foodshare aims to provide a minimum of three days worth of nutritious food.
Regular faces at the food bank, Luisa and her family have been volunteering at Foodshare Maidenhead for the past six months. With the sudden rise in demand, Luisa was compelled to help, commenting: “I really enjoyed volunteering because I felt like I was doing some good by helping people that are less fortunate in our town. It is even more important to help during these difficult times and I wanted to do something to contribute.”
Whilst practising social distance measures and wearing personal protective equipment, Luisa spent her time by helping to sort and stack donations ready to be packed in food parcels, as well as marking each donation with ‘use by’ dates.
Find out more about the good work Foodshare do here.