High Wycombe foodbank ‘overwhelmed’ with generosity from local primary schools.

The One Can Trust Food Bank in Wycombe has received many food items for their Summer Hunger Campaign as demands for food banks are often high in the summer holidays when children don’t get school lunches.

The Hunger Countdown was started last year by the Second Bottom Marlow Brownies, to encourage children to collect for the food bank in a way which meant they could also get excited for the summer holidays.

The campaign last year was so successful the food bank was filled until Autumn, with this year looking even more promising.

Great Marlow School and Burford School donated more than 1600 food items each. Pine Class donated 273 items and were awarded the ‘Burford’ cup, awarded by the head teacher to the most generous class.

Spinfield, Danesfield, Foxes Piece, St Peters, Frieth, Radnage and Marlow Church of England Infant school also donated to the food bank.

The Second Marlow Bottom Brownies continued to promote their Summer Hunger Countdown Calendar. They spoke on Wycombe Sound and Marlow FM, aswell as going on stage infront of more than 2000 people at the rock bottom festival.

Brownie Zoe Lewis said: “spreading the word felt really good and it's great to know that people are listening.”

Intel High Wycombe provided volunteers to pick up the food and printed hundred’s of copies of the brownies countdown calendar.

Manager Mark Lewis said: “It is wonderful to be able to give something back to the local community”.