The King’s Cross Academy food bank is open and is accepting donations.
The Foodbank is currently supporting around 100 families in the local areas, but the number of households needing support is expected to double over the coming weeks.
To make a food donation
If you have a food donation, this can be made in person at the school. You will be asked to leave donations on a table within the first set of doors. This is to ensure that the protective barrier between school and the public can remain. The school’s address is at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, people can contact the school regarding donations and we can arrange for them to be collected from their home. If you are in a position to help out with transporting food parcels, please contact the school here.
To make a financial donation
If you are in a position to make a financial donation, please visit this Just Giving page. The Academy is aiming to raise £5,000 to support its food bank and has already received donations totalling £1,000.
Information for people who require support
The Foodbank is currently only in a position to provide support to families with children at the school. If you have a child at the school and would like to request support from the food bank, please contact us here. For people who do not have children at the school – if you cannot afford food and are in need of support, please visit Trussel Trust to find your nearest foodbank.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped out so far. The school’s deputy head, Kay, has said: “On behalf of King’s Cross Academy and Frank Barnes School for the Deaf, we would sincerely like to thank each and every person who has been able to donate. Your donations have allowed us to make up food parcels, which contain both healthy and balanced meals for our most vulnerable families on a weekly basis and rolling programme. We are currently supporting around 100 families now to ensure that they have food to eat whilst both schools are closed however, this number grows week upon week as more families are getting in touch for support. Without your donations and support, our Food Bank wouldn’t be able to continue and our children would be at risk of hunger.”
Images courtesy of The Trussell Trust.