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Students rally round to gather food for those in need

Published on 27/11/18

Supplies will go to food bank on Filton Avenue

Students organised a food bank collection as part of Children in Need, with boxes of vital supplies gathered.

A whopping 178kg of food was taken to the North Bristol Food Bank in Filton Avenue, which helps families and individuals in need at all times of the year.

Between April 2017 and March 2018, 4,149 three-day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by North Bristol Foodbank, compared to 3,740 in the previous year. This is an increase of 11%. Of this number, 1,664 went to children. 

For Children in Need there was also a bake sale run by the anti-bullying group and the school was taking part in the BBC national duck race during tutor time.

Assistant headteacher Miss Richards said: “We saw the very best of Orchard students during Children in Need day.

“There was a great response to the Food Bank appeal which students realise helps people in their own communities.”