Schools supporting MRCT

Schools in Harlow and the surrounding area have provided the charity with a bumper harvest of food donations in recent years

Schools are a valuable resource in our work with people in crisis in Harlow and the surrounding area.  They have also visited Maybury Open Door and provided musical events / concerts for people who attend our centres, and this is greatly welcomed.

We are always thankful for the opportunities that arise to visit local schools and explain about the work of the charity and seek to get children actively involved in either food collections or work experience days at our warehouse.

We work with all school ages, from infants, junior and secondary schools.  Currently Passmores School in Harlow has organised two Community Days at the Harlow Foodbank warehouse where pupils have been actively involved in sorting and boxing donated food ready for it to be delivered to our satellite centres in Harlow.

If your school would like to be involved with the work of the charity please contact Gary Knott on 01279 724 515 and he can discuss current ways in which you can support our work.

Gary Knott, Director of Community Services

“We have been overwhelmed by the response from schools in and around Harlow with donated food.  It has far exceeded our expectations and enabled us to support more families and individuals in crisis in Harlow.

In 2013 we collected 4.5 tonnes of donated food from schools in Harlow and the surrounding area and we made presentations on our work at six school assemblies.  This has been well received by teachers and pupils alike.”