Food Bank and Mary's Child
'For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me'. Matthew 25:35
At St Michael's Church School, we pride ourselves on our community support and remembering the phrase 'those who have, share with those who have not'.
For many years, at Harvest we shared our festival donations with the Peterborough Food Bank. Volunteers from the Food Bank came into school and spoke to the children about the difference our donations can make to those in the community.
For the last two years, at Harvest and other key times in the year such as Easter, we have shared our festival donations with Mary's Child. This is a charity linked to our church, St Michael's and our Reverends share the food, toiletries and monetary donations with people more local to our school, including Cardea, Stanground, Farcet and Fletton, extending out into Peterborough if needed too. The children in our school are always very generous and they help to organise the food ready for collection. Our year 6 children this year (2021) said they were amazed by the amount of food we had collected but were shocked to learn that 3 trollies of food would probably last about 3 weeks of food parcels for those who needed it. At Easter, we donated Easter Eggs for Reverend Andrew and Carol to share with the community, especially for the children who may not receive one otherwise.
As a school, we hope that our donations help to make a big difference in someone's life.