WORCESTER Foodbank received over 2,300 canned and non-perishable food items as part of Bishop Perowne CE College’s Christmas Food Drive.

Between November 29 and December 14 students from all year groups and staff showed their generous side by bringing in items to school for donation.

The school also received £35 in monetary donations for the foodbank.

Erin Butler, lead practitioner in maths at Bishop Perowne, organised the appeal.

She said: “Due to everything that has taken place in the past 18 months, more people in our local area have had to rely on Worcester Foodbank and we’re delighted to have been able to support their invaluable service.

“It was great to see our school community pull together, and the generosity of our students, their families and my colleagues never fails to surprise me.

“A massive thank you to everyone who donated. Special mentions must go to Mr Rogers and his tutor group who donated a massive 287 donations between them, and to Year 10 student Lewis Soady who saved his pocket money to purchase 120 cans of food.”

Information about how to support the Worcester Foodbank can be found on its website, worcester.foodbank.org.uk/