raised of £4,500 stretch target


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th June 2020 at 12:44pm

Our project is to provide food for our children and families in need.

by Elsley Primary PSA in Wembley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If there is excess money beyond what is needed for the Elsley food bank, we will utilise the money for supporting the children's learning and development. This could include technology for children to participate in online learning.

As featured on Channel 4:  www.channel4.com/news/more-children-relying-on-food-banks-in-the-uk-during-coronavirus-crisis

As featured on BBC News: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52488208

As featured on BBC Radio 2, Jeremy Vine: https://youtu.be/Jur3aQsfCkU 

As featured on BBC online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52551464 

At Elsley, we have always worked hard to support our families but since the COVID-19 outbreak it has become more difficult for many families to financially or physically access food.

Before the pandemic, we ran a weekly ‘food market,’ working with The Felix Project charity to distribute excess food. We never know what we will receive each week, but appreciate the support for our families. 

Since the pandemic, more families are in need. Many who are eligible for government free school meals have been unable to redeem vouchers due to problems in the system. Others are not eligible. This is truly heartbreaking and the Elsley community recognised that it was crucial to support our families, leading to the start-up of the Elsley food bank.

This project was spearheaded by a teacher who initially asked for support from the school community and many staff members made generous donations. Since receiving media attention, we are heartened by offers of support from the wider community and have set up this page to enable these donations.

On behalf of our children and families, thank you for your support.

Let's make 'Elsley Food Bank' happen

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