Worle student sets up foodbank collection point at school

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 March 2018

Megan Williams and Jackie Scott.

Megan Williams and Jackie Scott.

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A big-hearted Worle secondary student has turned her school into a foodbank collection point.

Megan Williams, aged 16, has been volunteering at Weston Foodbank in North Street and decided she wanted to try to help more families.

She single-handedly organised a collection point for Worle Community School, in Redwing Drive.

She is now co-ordinating the collection of hundreds of items of food from staff and students to help families in need.

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Megan has organised this project off her own back and deserves recognition.

“She has shown huge kindness and character.

“Foodbank is a brilliant charity and we are delighted to support it.”

Megan has also completed an active citizenship project as part of her citizenship GCSE curriculum.

Weston Foodbank’s figures for 2017 show it gave 4,606 people in the town emergency food last year, including 1,619 children.

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