Naas pupils lend a hand to local food bank initiative

Wanted to help the less well off

Paul O'Meara

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Naas pupils lend a hand to local food bank initiative

The students preparing the food

Pupils at Scoil an Linbh Iosa, Ballycane, Naas, have launched a food bank, contributing non-perishable and perishable items for the Main Street Food Bank at the former cinema building in the town.

According to Leona Martin, a member of the school’s Board of Management and the Parent Teacher Association, the impetus came from the children because they wanted to help the less well off in the community. “The pupils brought in food items and we brought them to be collected.

They also saw the food bank itself and all times the anonymity of the food bank was maintained,” said Ms. Martin. The initiative is entirely voluntary and parents teacher sorted out the food items before they were delivered.

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