Barking nursery pupils donate to Dagenham food bank

Barney Bears Nursery pupils and staff donating to the food bank at Bethel Christian Centre. Picture:

Barney Bears Nursery pupils and staff donating to the food bank at Bethel Christian Centre. Picture: Ellie Hoskins - Credit: Ellie Hoskins

A group of kind-hearted nursery pupils have visited a food bank to donate goods.

Barney Bears Nursery pupils are shown around the food bank at Bethel Christian Centre. Picture: Elli

Barney Bears Nursery pupils are shown around the food bank at Bethel Christian Centre. Picture: Ellie Hoskins - Credit: Ellie Hoskins

The youngsters from Barney Bears Nursery in Barking handed over a selection of items to the food bank at Dagenham's Bethel Christian Centre.

Daniel Martin, who helps to run the food bank, explained: "They gave us food, and we gave them a certificate to say thankyou.

"We showed them around the food bank and explained it to the children in a way they could understand."

The food bank has been run from the Bennetts Castle Lane centre for four years and can help as many as 60 people or families a month.


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"We're usually busier in the winter months as people have to decide between food or heating," Daniel said.

"We also get a rise in the summer holidays as children who would usually get free school meals are off school."

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For more information about either donating to or using the food bank, call 020 8595 8211 or email dan.martin@lcm.org.uk

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