The King John School in Benfleet have yet again been raising money for charitable causes.
The school community are generous with their time and donations to numerous charities, both local and national raising up to £10,000 annually for various charitable causes each year.
However, this year the school has supported a new venture after seeing a novel idea from the Southend Foodbank on Facebook– a 24 Day Advent Calendar Challenge.
Southend Foodbank has been open for three years and whilst people are very generous at Christmas, during January and February stores become very depleted as donations drop-off, but demand remains high as January bills arrive.
So, this Christmas the Foodbank invited people to take on the 24 Day Advent Challenge asking for 1 basic item – such as pasta sauce, or even a toilet roll – to be put into a box each day, building up a food parcel to then be donated to Southend Foodbank just after Christmas.
At The King John School, staff and students donated a range of basic and treat items which should help local families in need throughout January and February.
Southend Foodbank has 8 Distribution Centres operating across the Southend area. The Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust Network and supplies 3 days worth of emergency food to guests that arrive with a voucher from a local referral agency.
See https://southend.foodbank.org.uk/ for more information about supporting the Southend Foodbank.