Harrogate Foodbank benefits from Harvest Festival at Belmont Grosvenor School

harvest festival at Belmont Grosvenor School supports harrogate foodbank

Pupils at Belmont Grosvenor School handed over a whopping 162.3kg of food to Harrogate District Foodbank to support hungry people across the district.

Representatives from the charity dropped into school to pick up bags brimming with food and essentials which will be distributed to people who turn up for help at the Foodbank’s locations across the area.

Dawn Cussons from Harrogate District Foodbank said: “I want to say a BIG thank you for the amazing donations that all the children brought in. The total weight was 162.3kg.“Last year in Harrogate we fed 3,500 individuals a 25% increase on the previous year. This year our donations have been down 22% with people coming in up 46%. It is only with the support of our local schools, churches and individuals that enables us to operate.“Food poverty is very real with 1500 foodbanks in the UK. Approximately 3.8million people experienced destitution in the UK last year. Thank-you again for your support,” she added.