Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy students help local food bank

Students at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (OSCA) care deeply about their community and are always looking at ways to get involved in helping others in need.

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This term, members of the student House Council - a body which represents students at the academy, from Year 7 to Year 11 – researched which local food banks they could help. The students decided that the Trussell Trust’s local food bank was a charity that they would like to raise donations for, and so the students designed and created posters to advertise the charity drive throughout the academy over a two-week period.

On Friday 9th February, the students invited two members of the Trust, Christina Murray (Food Action Worker) and Andy Toase (Warehouse Coordinator) to the academy to present the donations. These contributions will help the trust provide support to our local community, helping people in crisis by proving them with a minimum of three days emergency food and support.

Executive Principal of Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, Marie McMahon, said:

"I am very proud of the students and their community spirit in trying to help families in need. OSCA is proud to be at the caring heart of our community."

Christina Murray from The Trussell Trust said:

"I am delighted to collect the students donations - they will be sorted and given out today. The large cake that has been donated will be cut up and given out with a cup of tea to everyone who visits the food bank today!” Andy Toase, also from The Trussell Trust, said: “ I’d like to thank all the students for their help and support in helping others in need."