After making a generous donation of essential food and household items to the Runnymede Foodbank, children from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham were delighted to receive a special visit from a volunteer to thank them for their efforts and provide a better insight.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks across the country due to the rising cost of living, families and colleagues from the award-winning setting on Pennypot Lane made contributions of products such as cereal, pasta, tinned goods and toiletries in efforts to keep the charity well-stocked in supplies, before receiving a visit from Sarah.
During her visit to the setting, volunteer Sarah spoke to the children about the positive impact their donations would have on local people, as well as the important role of food banks and their mission to ensure nobody goes hungry. As part of the learning experience, the group also played a game to identify which foods go in the fridge and which go in the cupboard, plus learning why it’s better for the charity to receive long-life, ambient products.
Pennypot Day Nursery Eco-Representative, Mel Sponder explained;
“Despite the current climate being tough for everyone, our families still show such incredible kindness towards those less fortunate, and this sets an amazing example to the children. We are so grateful to Sarah for taking the time to come and visit us, everyone was captivated by what she had to say and we look forward to doing more to help within our community.”
The Runnymede Foodbank opened in 2012 and provides a lifeline to those who need it most. The charity relies on the generosity of the public and is currently appealing for coffee, squash, pasta sauce, biscuits, tinned fruit, long-life milk, washing-up liquid and noodles.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200