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Austen House Food Bank Collections

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This year Austen House are supporting the St Albans and District Foodbank. In order to support their charity, they are asking that students who can afford to do so, donate an item from the list below to the foodbank between 20 May - 7 June.

The foodbank helps families in crisis by supplying them with three days’ worth of emergency food.

How does it work?

Professionals from statutory and voluntary organisations such as doctors, health visitors, social      workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, identify     people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Clients bring their voucher to a foodbank  centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. The list of foods in each parcel have been designed by dieticians to provide recipients with nutritionally balanced food. Whilst their food is being packed, the foodbank volunteers will sit and chat with clients over a cup of tea or hot meal. This enables them to hear their stories and signpost them to agencies who can offer           additional help and begin to resolve any underlying problems.

What will Austen House be doing?

Throughout the week Austen House will be collecting in the donated items of produce. Items can be donated at the start of school to a House Captain or prefect on duty in main reception.

What can you donate?

Below is a list of the food items that the foodbank is currently in need of. For every item a student   donates they will be awarded one House Point. Please can you ensure that all donated items clearly display a use-by date and preferably have a minimum of four months until that date.

UHT Milk (Powdered or Carton)

Instant Coffee

Ketchup/Brown Sauce

Sugar (500g bags)

Tinned Potatoes


Fruit Juice

Condensed/Evaporated Milk

Stock Cubes/Gravy Granules


Tinned Meat

Snacks (crisps/biscuits)


Tinned Fish

Pet Food

Pasta Sauces

Tinned Vegetables

Baby Food, Nappies

Sponge Puddings (Tinned)

Tinned Fruit

Washing-Up Liquid


Tinned Tomatoes

Kitchen Roll/Toilet Roll

Rice Pudding (Tinned)


Black Bags/Cleaning Products/Bleach

Tea Bags

Cooking Oil (half litre bottles)

Toiletries/Feminine Hygiene Products

Miss McHugh, Assistant Headteacher


Get in touch

Mr P O'Neill

Sandridgebury Lane

St Albans



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