19th October 2021 — Kind-hearted pupils from an independent school in Liphook have done their bit to help tackle food poverty.
Pre-prep children from Highfield and Brookham Schools brought in a veritable ton of canned goods, bottles, jars and fresh produce on the last day of term, all of which will be donated to Liphook Food Bank.
This followed hot on the heels of a special harvest festival service for prep school children which saw an abundance of produce and £350 from the chapel collection donated to Liphook Day Centre. The host of harvest-related events that the children take part in is just one of the many community-based projects that the children actively engage in.
Brookham Headteacher Sophie Baber said: “We asked pupils if they could possibly donate some goodies for the food bank and they really did us proud, happily coming to school laden down with all manner of foodstuffs. The food bank is a wonderful cause, and we are delighted to be able to help in our own small way.”
Liphook Food Bank provides weekly food parcels and signposting advice to a broader range of agencies and services to support families and individuals struggling financially. It is based at Liphook Junior School, on Avenue Close, and is open on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9.30am-11.30am. For more details about the service, call 07871 287295.
Liphook Day Centre, based in the Peak Centre, offers elderly village residents a place to meet socially where they can get a freshly-cooked meal. It relies on fundraising and donations to keep its doors open.