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Seaford is supporting the local Foodbank by making these essential lunch packs for the Summer holidays.
Seaford College is asking for donations in support the Foodbank charity with the aim of making up 400 food boxes to help children who are facing the summer holidays without access to free school meals.
Seaford Charity Committee said that with the increase in demand comes an increase in its commitment. “We need to raise £4,500 in either cash or food donations in order to fulfil our obligation,” said Lara Stitt, Director of Girls’ Provision. “During Community Action Day this year (Thursday 30th June), I will be hosting a team of students and staff in the Johnson Centre with the aim of making 400 boxes. This is double our previous target, so the pressure is on to honour our commitment to the local community.”
From Monday 6th until Thursday 30th June, Seaford will be collecting the following items in the specified sizes:
- Cereals – 500g (approx.)
- Milk – 1 litre – semi-Skimmed
- Pasta sauce – 350g
- Jams, honey, and marmalade
- Chocolate spreads (no nuts)
- Tinned soup (variety)
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tinned baked beans or spaghetti hoops
- Tinned meat (variety – NO SPAM)
- Tinned vegetables (as varied as possible)
- Tinned custard
- Rice pudding
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned fish – tuna/salmon/pilchard/sardines
- Tinned potatoes
- Pasta – 1kg bag (or 2 x 500g)
- Rice (500g only)
- Small treats – each box is allowed 3 only (any confectionery)
- Instant hot chocolate powder
Parents and students will be able to bring food in at any time. All food donations should be brought to the Johnson Centre where donors can use the car park there to unload goods. Please ensure all items are fully in date until the end of August 2022. Donations can be made during other school events, such as the performance of ‘Matilda’, Speech/Sports Day, Prep School Summer Fair, etc.
If you would like to make a financial donation instead, please use these bank details:
Reference Code – ‘FOODBANK’
If donors qualify for Gift Aid, they will be able to complete the Seaford Gift Aid Declaration Form. The form, which is being sent to parents, should be emailed to email@example.com when the bank transfer is made. The Seaford charity team will visit the local Chichester Bookers cash and carry, or local supermarkets, to purchase any additional items with the money donated. The Seaford Charity Committee includes Colleen Hayes and Fr Colin Datchler.
All Sixth Form students can make a cash donation directly every time they purchase goods at the Sixth Form Café. Michelle and her team are able to take donations at the checkout.
“As always, all we ask is that you provide donations within your means,” said Lara. “We are all too aware of the additional strain that has been added to monthly outgoings, particularly fuel and energy bills. Please do only give what you can afford. This is a tight turnaround and yet another huge ask, but I am positive that we can meet the challenge.”
Seaford College has an annual commitment to support its local Foodbank by making these essential lunch packs at the three critical times of the year – the Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays.
- Chichester Foodbank