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Year 9 Food Collection Helps Local Families

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Following an assembly on poverty in the UK, Year 9 pupils in the Boys’ Division collected food items to be distributed to families across Greater Manchester by the Wood Street Mission.

The boys collected an impressive haul of 174 items of food, including tins of fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, beans and soups, packets of pasta, noodles and rice, packets of tea, coffee and other beverages, boxes of cereals and savoury snacks, sauces, puddings and biscuits.

A registered charity established in 1869, the Wood Street Mission continues its main focus on helping to alleviate the effects of poverty on local children and families through offering practical help. Each year they help over 10,000 local people with everyday items we all take for granted. At Christmas they aim to provide each family in need with a large food hamper full of everyday food items as well as including a few extra luxuries to help them enjoy the Christmas holidays. Last Christmas they collected and sorted over 35,000 items of food.

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Year 9 pupils at Bolton School collected food items for the Wood Street Mission

The Year 9 boys collected food items to be distributed to families in Greater Manchester by the Wood Street Mission