Food for All Day 2015: 6000 Pupils Collect 10 Tonnes of Food and Raise £10,000
6,000 pupils from 22 schools across the country participated in the Food for All Day on 30th January 2015 and collected more than 10 tonnes of food and raised £10,000.
The Food for All Day is part Tauheedul Charity’s unique Food for All initiative that aims to tackle food poverty and waste through a national network of Foodbanks, Breakfast Clubs and food education schemes. The purpose of the Food for All Day is to raise awareness of food poverty and waste and encourage young people to develop their understanding and make a practical difference. Schools engaged in various creative activities; for example, Witton Park Academy in Blackburn organised a ‘Blindfolded Food Challenge’ that was well received.
Yusuf Patel, Director of Tauheedul Charity, said: “We are overwhelmed with the response from the national campaign. For 22 schools to collect more than 10 tonnes of food and raise £10,000 is phenomenal. Food for All Day is an important day in our schools engagement calender and we hope to work with more schools next year. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the schools that participated and particularly to the staff and pupils who worked really hard and deserve recognition.”
Kam Kothia, Chair of the Tauheedul Group and Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire, said: “Once again, young people from across the country have demonstrated their commitment to community service and philanthropy, and their passion to champion local causes. Undoubtedly, their efforts will contribute to improving the quality of life for many disadvantaged people in the UK. It is incredibly humbling to see how the Food for All Day ignited young people’s innate energy and enthusiasm resulting in the phenomenal outcomes. We are committed to the Big Society and believe in the transformative power of education to achieve lasting change.”
The Charity also launched the Inspire Awards for schools participating in the Food for All Day. The winners of the Inspire Awards will be announced on Friday 13th February 2015.
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