Children deliver Harvest goods to food bank

November 10, 2022

Students have delivered Harvest donations from Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School for Girls to a Welsh foodbank.
The Chaplain, Reverend Clifford Swartz, and a group of boys took the items this week to the Raven House Trust Food Bank in Newport.
The boys spent an afternoon stacking the shelves of the food bank and putting food parcels together.
The Raven House Trust, one of Wales’ longest-serving food banks, has been supported by Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools for more than 15 years.
“Thank you for all the generous donations brought to our schools in recent weeks,” said Mrs Rhiannon Wynne Lord, the Head of Religious Studies and Charity Co-ordinator at Monmouth School for Boys.
“We have had a great relationship with the Raven House Trust for more than 15 years.
“About seven years ago, we raised enough money to buy the Raven House Trust a new delivery van.
“Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, we would take boys each week to volunteer at this foodbank and we are aiming to re-establish this connection this year.”
Thankfully, local foodbanks are well stocked at present. However, they are preparing for a surge of users with many more families expected to be hit by the rising energy costs, food and fuel prices.
Monmouth Prep School will give its Harvest donations to the Monmouth and District Foodbank – The Trussell Trust.
Over the coming months, Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools would like to co-ordinate a regular collection of food bank items.
Items should be brought to Mrs Wynne Lord’s classroom at Monmouth School for Boys and will then be taken to Monmouth and District Foodbank, based at Monmouth Baptist Church.