Generous parents and practitioners from Seabrook Day Nursery in Luton have made a donation of essential food items to the Dunstable Foodbank to help local people who need it most, having pledged a year-long fundraising and donation drive for The Trussell Trust.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks due to the cost-of-living crisis, families from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Lewsey Road made contributions of products including pasta, tinned goods and teabags in efforts to keep the charity well-stocked in supplies, with their contribution weighing over five stone in total.
Colleagues from Seabrook visited their local Trussell Trust drop-off point to deliver the donations, which were gratefully received by volunteers, who gave the team a better insight into how the food parcels are packed and the positive impact their support would have.
Seabrook Day Nursery Manager, Becky Smith explained;
“We are delighted to be supporting The Trussell Trust this year and helping them in their important mission to end food poverty. We decided to ask for a food donation instead of a monetary donation for our Valentine’s pink and red dress up day and were overwhelmed with the response from our incredible nursery parents. This generosity also sets a brilliant example to the children about the importance of kindness and sharing with others.”
Dunstable Foodbank are currently appealing for items including tinned tomatoes, tinned custard, sponge puddings, tinned fish, cereal bars and teabags.
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