Middle School students visit food bank

food bankLast Thursday, 7 students of 7th and 8th grade went to visit  the Banque Alimentaire Bruxelles-Brabant in Anderlecht.

They were met by Irene, a volunteer working in the bank. They were given a tour of the warehouse. She explained to them how the food bank worked, how it was supported,  who the donors were and which associations benefited from the bank. The students were very interested and had a lot of questions to ask.

It is an important service project for our Middle School. Our students will understand what food insecurity is and how it can be helped. There has been a lot of reading, talking, reflecting in each advisory group.

At our MS assembly this week, the students involved presented the movie they made at the food bank, shared important information and personal impressions.

We hope everyone will support this project. The banks are always short of food and we can all contribute. Food donations can be brought in the MS Foyer NOW! The bank will collect our donations on Tuesday December 17.

A suggested shopping list for the food bank:

Rice
Couscous
Pasta
Soups (cans or packets)
Canned fruits (peaches, pineapples, apples…)
Canned vegetables (beans, lentils, tomatoes, corn…)
Rice puddings ( cans)
Cereals
Instant coffee
Candy – sweets
Chocolate
Tea
Cocoa
Crackers
Waffles
Cookies – biscuits
Jam – choco spread (plastic containers)
Tuna – sardines
Dried fruits and vegetables

The Associations we are supporting in this project are:
Les Petits Riens, Bruxelles
Amis Sans Frontieres, Bruxelles
L’Eglantier, Braine-l’Alleud

Thank you for your help and support.

By Marie-Pierre Gayou, Middle School French teacher