An inspired moment by two of our Sixth Form students who have embarked upon a heartfelt community initiative to donate food during lockdown. Abbie and Sophia who attend our onsite keyworker provision, wanted to put excess food not consumed in school to good use, and made enquiries with a number of homeless shelters to offer support. They now deliver a variety of fresh produce and food to The Elms in Hemel Hempstead, a purpose built hostel tackling homelessness. Their efforts have been warmly welcomed by staff as a result of increased demand for accommodation, respite and food since the outbreak of Covid-19.
Sophia and I visit The Elms Homeless Shelter in Hemel Hempstead around 4 times a week after we leave school, taking with us a range of food from sandwiches to fruit and non-perishable items. We also donate notebooks and other supplies we think are useful to the shelter. We plan to continue donating excess food each day in order to minimise our waste as a school but also to help those who are homeless during these difficult times.