St George’s C of E Community Primary School in Gainsborough has designed a ‘Grab n Go’ food station at the school gates, which is feeding their school and the local community.
They have painted white lines 2 metres apart on the path to ensure social distancing.
Anybody else – including passers-by – can help themselves to a food package for only £1.00.
For local people who are self-isolating, two ‘school dads’ who are taxi drivers, and several staff, are running a delivery service. And they are endeavouring to deliver to all local elders, too. Residents in self-isolation and elders are being identified through the two local churches.
“Since the schools have closed, St George’s has fed all of its school children – and those from another school, too”.Head Teacher Katie Barry
And in the first week, over 100 food parcels have gone out to school families, the elderly and even some staff who are struggling for money following recent redundancies.
All of the food parcels are funded out of the school budget.
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