MHS's Farnham Foodbank Initiative
On Friday, October 20th, two Year Eleven students saw an idea come to life as they opened the doors of a new storage container, purchased specifically to collect donations from the school community for the Farnham Foodbank.
Back in the summer, Rufus and James came up with the initiative as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering project. Having researched what was needed to set up a collection point at the school, the boys then formally presented their idea to the Headmaster and senior leadership team, who voted overwhelmingly to back the proposal and bring it to fruition. The collection box is located in the bottom car park of the school and will be opened for donations at drop off and pick-up times on Mondays and Fridays. The Foodbank’s wish list of products will change from month to month, so the boys will be kept busy updating the items and getting the word out to parents and staff.
As well as being an important community initiative, Rufus' and James' hard work to realise this project also truly embodies our three school values of Kindness, Spirit and Responsibility. Huge thanks go to the boys for their commitment to helping families in need and to their parents who have taken on the task of collecting and transporting the contents of the container to the Foodbank’s depot at the end of each week. Thank you also to our families for your support so far; please keep the donations coming.