Schools in Reepham have been praised for their efforts to support the Mid Norfolk Foodbank this harvest.
Reepham Primary School pupils donated 143 kilograms of food and Reepham High School collected 158 kilograms. Together, this amount will feed 43 people for three days.
This harvest season local churches and schools have donated 2.4 tonnes of food and toiletries.
As part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks, Mid Norfolk Foodbank provides three-day nutritionally balanced emergency food parcels to local people referred to the charity in short-term crisis.
Last year, from April 2022 to April 2023, the foodbank fed 4,878 people, including 2,031 children, according to the foodbank’s operations manager, Suzanne Bushby.