Students asked to collect food

We have been asked to collect food by both the Franciscan Friars and for the Bradford Metropolitan Food bank.

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal; based at St Patrick’s in Bradford, run a Soup Kitchen and feed the needy of Bradford. The food they give is entirely from donations which they receive – every year SBSJ help the Friars – last year we collected 1100 tins of food for the most needy people in Bradford.

The Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank provide bags of food for families in Bradford who are in food poverty. BBC breakfast news (31 Oct ’17) stated that Bradford had the highest levels of poverty in Yorkshire – with the highest levels of families having to decide whether to feed their families or heat their homes. The Food Banks step in to provide food when families cannot afford to do so.

We have been asked to provide 8 basic foods – these have been divided up between our year groups as follows: 
Y7 are asked to bring in Tins of Baked Beans and Jars of Coffee
Y8 are asked to bring in Tins of Tomato Soup and Tins of Tuna
Y9 are asked to bring in Tins of Chicken Soup and Jars of Coffee
Y10 are asked to bring in Tins of Tomato Soup and Packets of Cereals and Long life Milk
Y11 are asked to bring in Tins Baked Beans and Tea Bags
Y12 are asked to bring in Tea Bags, Cereals and Long life Milk
Y13 are asked to bring in Tins of Tuna and tins of Chicken Soup

We would like to make a short concerted effort and have the food collected by Friday 17 November.

Donated food should go to the Form Rooms – Ecclesia representatives will then bring the foods to the Chaplaincy Rooms where it will be sorted.

Many thanks
Chris Copley, Lay Chaplain,