AN APPEAL to end food poverty has been launched by a special school in Ellesmere Port.
Hinderton School is asking local residents and businesses to get involved in Fareshare – a charity which works to help local people in food poverty by collecting donated food which is then organised into weekly bags for a range of charities and organisations.
Hinderton, a school for pupils with autistic spectrum conditions, will collect key items which are in short supply over the year – with the first appeal being for tins of tuna.
Parents, carers, staff and members of the school community have already being asked to donate but the school is now looking for Ellesmere Port residents and businesses to take part too.
Hinderton headteacher Liam Dowling said: “We are hoping to do a series of collections over the year as well as taking pupils to visit the depot run by Fareshare where the food is distributed.
“When you do your weekly shop, consider buying a couple of tins to donate to this very worthwhile cause. Any local businesses who may wish to donate and have a visit from our pupils to collect the produce would also be fantastic.
“All donations can be handed into the school and our pupils plan to hand over the collection to Fareshare on Monday, May 14.”