Bristol news Headteacher sets up fruit and veg shop to help struggling families MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - It comes at the same time as Free School Meals provider Chartwells apologised after images of "disgraceful" food parcels sent to families sparked widespread anger

Bristol news Headteacher sets up fruit and veg shop to help struggling families MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - It comes at the same time as Free School Meals provider Chartwells apologised after images of "disgraceful" food parcels sent to families sparked widespread anger

Bristol news  Headteacher sets up fruit and veg shop to help struggling families MetiNews.Com
13 January 2021 - 16:31

Breaking News ! A Clevedon school has launched a pop up fruit and veg shop on its campus - to help struggling families during the pandemic. The pop up stall at Clevedon School is available to families which are normally in receipt of free school meals and may be finding it difficult to put food on the table while classes are closed due to lockdown. Some of the food has been supplied at a discounted rate by local businesses EW Jenkins, a long term supporter of the school. Local businesses including Tesco and Murrays Italian Deli have also stepped forward to help donating items, with parents donating cash to expand the provision and pay for additional stock. Items up for grabs include broccoli, leeks, apples, oranges and melons. Other items such as pasta, biscuits, rice, crumpets and bread are also available. Headteacher Jim Smith said: “At Clevedon School we are constantly looking to help students and families in every way possible. Get the biggest stories from across Bristol straight to your inbox “It was in this spirit that we came up with the idea of helping to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for families. “We have been overwhelmed by the community response and are so thankful to everyone that is helping out.

. One mother posted an image of a package she had received during the lockdown which was estimated to contain just over £5 worth of food. Labour leader Keir Starmer led a chorus of criticism after the picture was shared, branding it a "disgrace", and footballer Marcus Rashford voiced his shock. The company admitted that quantity had fallen short "in this instance" due to the pressure of it providing thousands of food parcels at short notice. Clevedon also operates a food bank which over the pandemic has seen demand for support soar. Miss Chloe Wilde, Head of Pupil Premium said: “We are just looking to do all we can to support families at this time and the provision of fresh fruit and veg is a key part of keeping students fit, health and ready to learn.” Clevedon School, judged as outstanding by Ofsted, is part of the Clevedon Learning Trust and has more than 1200 students on roll. Mr Smith added “I could not be prouder of the community response. It has simply been ‘Kind and Brilliant’, the motto of our academy that we live by daily.”

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Bristol news Headteacher sets up fruit and veg shop to help struggling families MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Headteacher sets up fruit and veg shop to help struggling families MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Headteacher sets up fruit and veg shop to help struggling families MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Headteacher sets up fruit and veg shop to help struggling families MetiNews.Com

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