PRESS RELEASE - Oct 2017
LOCAL SCHOOL MAKES HARVEST DONATION
Oak Tree Primary School has worked in partnership with both Oak Tree Tesco and Sherwood Forest Food bank to make a valuable contribution to a local good cause.
School held a celebratory Harvest Festival on 29th Sept for the children and their families. Children brought food items into school to donate as part of their celebrations. School wanted this donation to go to a local good cause.
Tesco works in partnership with the Sherwood Forest Food Bank which supports families in need, in the Mansfield area. Food items are collected in store from customers, which the Food Bank then uses to create food packs for families in need.
Building on links to Sherwood Forest Food Bank and Oak Tree Tesco, Oak Tree Primary School pupils, supported by the Head, delivered the donation to the Tesco store where staff were on hand to thank them.
Kate and Malcolm Miller, members of Sherwood Forest Food Bank were also there to collect the donation and take it to the Food bank.
Oak Tree Primary School Head, Mark Thrower said
“We wanted to give our Harvest Celebration Festival a real local theme. We already have connections with both the Food Bank and Tesco, so making this donation seemed an ideal solution.
For our children to meet local representatives of both organisations raises their awareness of the impact their donations will make.
We hope it is of benefit to Sherwood Forest Food Bank.”