Forest School boys donate hundreds of food parcels to struggling local familiesBy Jon Nurse
January 22, 2013
Food parcels given to the borough’s struggling families contained hundreds of tins collected by Wokingham schoolboys.
Year 10 pupils at The Forest School gathered more than 350 tins in six days to add to the Emergency Food Parcel Service provided by FAITH Christian group’s Readifood.
The service, coordinated by Forest pupil Zac Morris’ mum, Alison Peyton, has been giving out weekly food parcels to families and individuals in real need across the Reading area, including in Winnersh, for more than 20 years.
The charity has experienced a rapid rise in requests for help this year.
Deputy head of year Charlotte Thornton said: “I’m really proud of the boys and all their hard work in such a short time.”
ReadiFood is always in need of tinned food and volunteers to put parcels together. To help, please call (0118) 987 2672.