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School staff deliver Kidderminster food hampers

By Harriet Evans | Kidderminster | Coronavirus | Published:

Kind-hearted staff members at a school in the Wyre Forest have been doing their bit to help those in need.

Baxter College assistant principal Katie Beech loads the minibus with food hampers

Staff at Kidderminster’s Baxter College have been busy delivering 180 food hampers to the homes of pupils who are entitled to free school meals.

They have been put together by the school’s caterers, AIP, and contain essential items including fruit, bread and potatoes.

Principal Matthew Carpenter said: "The staff knock and leave the hampers by the doors in accordance with the social distancing rules. We are a strong family community at Baxter and it’s vital during this unprecedented time that we keep our community safe and connected.

"Our staff are doing a fantastic job in many ways, delivering hampers being just one of them. We are regularly contacting families to check they are OK.

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"Next week we will move to the distribution of vouchers, but families will be able to keep in contact with us if they are struggling to find food."

Staff from the school on Habberley Road have been touched by comments on Facebook from parents who appreciate their efforts.

Mr Carpenter added: "We have a small group of pupils regularly coming to school this week and our senior leadership team is providing them with the same work that is being sent out online to our pupils who are learning from home and enjoying the sunshine with some outdoor education."

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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