Schools across the county opted to raise vital aid for shelters over the festive period to help those less fortunate enjoy a prosperous Christmas.
A number of educational establish-ments regularly hold food drives in the build up to the latest school holidays and this year was no different.
Bradford Grammar Junior School took the inventive approach of making a competition out of who would collect the most tins, which would be donated to the city’s Curry Project. The initiative caters for 100 homeless people, twice a week, and relies completely upon the kindness of the public.
With a whopping 112 tins, the Bradford House were victorious in collecting the most items whilst the children’s combined efforts saw more than 300 tins of food collected over the festive period.
Bradford College students, on the City & Guilds Award in English Skills, also collected non-perishable food goods from friends, family and colleagues which were donated to the city’s Light Church Foodbank.
Showing that food collections are important regardless of age, the students did a fantastic job of gathering goods.
Linda Whitehead, Course Tutor at Bradford College said: “The students’ involvement came from them reading an article on foodbanks.
“They researched into The Trussell Trust, the scheme in Bradford and discovered how to donate food. This led to one student suggesting the group take positive action and collect food donations.
“It’s fantastic that the students have shown such enthusiasm for such a great cause and we hope their contribution will help those less fortunate especially over the Christmas period.”