Redstart Learning Partnership Food Bank

Suzanne Flack, CEO profile

Project by Suzanne Flack, CEO

Redstart Learning Partnership Food Bank

Redstart Learning Partnership Food Bank

Suzanne Flack, CEO profile

Project by Suzanne Flack, CEO



raised in 42 days



The Redstart Learning Partnership Temporary Food Banks - caring for our families at this difficult time

New stretch target

The original target has provided us with enough to get the project started and organise immediate relief for families in need.  By going beyond that, we have been able to continue to care for our families throughout and beyond the current COVID-19 crisis.  The stretch target allows us to run for eight to ten weeks but we might need to go further.  The impact on some of our pupils will be felt long after the lockdown ends.  Any extra funds, after the Foodbank is no longer required, will allow us to continue to support those pupils and their families who need the most help, through the summer and beyond..

The Redstart Learning Partnership cares very deeply about the schools, children and families who make up the communities that we serve. We know that people from every part of our society are suffering hardship at this time, with money worries, job concerns and the simple pressure of being cooped up at home for most of every day.

As a practical way of expressing our concern, we are setting up two temporary food banks for the families that we serve. One will be based at Holy Trinity in Taunton, the other at Redstart in Chard.  

Hear all about it here as Simon Billington, TRLP Trustee explains to the BBC how we hope to make a difference.

Our aim is to provide a food box every week to every one of our families who asks for one.   In the first week we supported 52 families, with a further 24 coming forward in the second week.

This enterprise is entirely dependent on the generosity and good will of our staff, parents and communities. We are working with other local organisations to co-ordinate this provision, trying to ensure that every child and every family has enough food to eat. We can only provide what we are given or funded to buy.

We have been blown away by the initial support for this initiative but with an extended period of lockdown and the impact on children and their families likely to last for weeks and months, we would be very grateful for any financial donation, however small.  Thank you for your support.

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