Pupils at Priory Academy LSST collect more than 1,000 items for Lincoln Foodbank
Pupils and staff at a Lincoln academy have donated more than 1,000 items to a Lincoln food bank to help struggling families on the breadline.
Throughout December, The Priory Academy LSST collected 1,321 items, including packet food, cereal, vegetables, ready meals and chocolate.
They were presented to the Lincoln Foodbank, run by the Acts Trust, on Thursday, December 20.
The group distributed the food to the homeless and impoverished families to help over the Christmas period.
The project was co-ordinated by teacher Nicola Brooksbank. She said: "We haven't done a food collection as big as this for a while.
"Food banks have been on the rise recently with people not being able to feed themselves.
"We've even heard of the elderly choosing between eating and heating their homes.
"We asked the Acts Trust how we could help and they gave us a list of the items that were most in need.
"Across two weeks and with 70 volunteers we managed to smash our target of 1,000 items. It's been a school-wide effort and a mammoth task.
"Once we explained to the pupils why we were doing it, they took to it so well.
"Staff have taken part as well and even our neighbours have been donating.
"We'll be doing it again next year and I'm even looking at doing a collection around the Easter time."