Advent Foodbank Collections in St John’s

Primary 6 have started collecting food donations as part of our Advent preparations this year. Following on from the success of last year, St John’s are collecting donations of tinned foods and toiletries as well as chocolate, tea and coffee and donating these to the Trussell Trust at the North East Edinburgh Food Bank, located in Leith.

We are grateful for any donations and thank you on behalf of the Trussell Trust for the wonderful response we have received over the past few years. Below is a link to the Trussell Trust website which gives you more information about the invaluable work they do in our local Edinburgh community.

Mary’s Meal fundraising

On the 29th November, Martha, Zuzanna, Gabriela, Nicole (P6A) and Aoife (P3B) visited all the classes in the school and sold cakes and lemonade for 20p each to raise money for Mary’s meals. Mary’s meals is a charity which helps provide children with a hot meal at school each day. For just £13, a child can enjoy meals each day for a whole year.

The girls raised £25.90 which Mary’s meals will double to provide even more children with a hot meal each day. The girls also raised money selling cakes at church last Sunday.

Well done Girls for a great effort and thank you to everyone who supported them by purchasing a yummy cake!

Foodbank Donations

Sincere thanks to all those who handed in food donations for the North East Edinburgh Foodbank appeal.

All collected donations will be taken to South Leith Parish church this Friday afternoon and distributed by voluteer staff over the weekend.

Many thanks also to Andreas in P7 who has visited classrooms every day to collect donations and remind teachers and pupils about the collection.

Advent Almsgiving 2015

North East Edinburgh Foodbank
During Lent 2015 St John’s Primary school collected and delivered dozens of crates of food to the North East Edinburgh Foodbank based in South Leith Parish Church.

During Advent we would like to once again support people in our community who are struggling to pay for essential weekly food items.

Pupil volunteers will go round classes each week from the end of November to the end of term and collect food donations. Staff volunteers will transport the donations to the foodbank for redistribution.

Although all foods are appreciated there are certain items which are particularly useful at this time.
These are UHT (long life) Fruit Juice, UHT milk (green and blue), Sugar, Sponge pudding, Tea Bags and Coffee.

Here is a link to the Foodbank website.

Thank you for your continued support of this essential almsgiving.