Pupils help feed Melton’s homeless and needy through their Harvest Festival

School councillors with some of the donated items pupils have collected for harvest festival at Brownlow Primary School in Melton EMN-150925-162946001
School councillors with some of the donated items pupils have collected for harvest festival at Brownlow Primary School in Melton EMN-150925-162946001
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Pupils at a Melton school have collected food for people in the borough who are homeless or struggling on low incomes to mark Harvest Festival.

The intiative at Brownlow Primary School is in aid of the Storehouse, which was started seven years ago by Melton Vineyard Church and which is now supported by Churches Together in Melton and several other organisations.

Dozens of tins and packets of food and drink were provided by parents for the cause, which gives out emergency food bags and many other services on a referral basis.

Brownlow head teacher Damien Turrell said: “We wrote to parents a week ago to tell them about this Harvest Festival appeal with a difference and they have been very generous.

“We asked the Storehouse what food they would most value and they came up with a list of perishable items which we have been able to collect for the scheme.”