Staff, children and parents at a Redditch nursery are sowing the seeds of generosity by helping those in the town who are in need. The Bright Kids setting in Studley is celebrating Harvest Festival on September 30 by asking all the children to dress up as farmers for the day. The children will then take part in various activities including fruit printing, designing potato heads, making soup and enjoying scented water play.
One of the main aims of the day is to support the food bank in Redditch, which provides emergency supplies to people in the town who are struggling to buy their own food. Tina Davis, deputy manager at the nursery, said donating to the bank allows the children to see the food they bring in going to good use. She said: “By supporting the food bank we are reinforcing the message that it’s important to treat others kindly, and it’s good to support those in your local community. We always try to support good causes at Harvest Festival time as in the last two years we have helped a local residential home as well as Mencap.
The food bank based in Redditch provides emergency food for people in need. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with food banks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
Tina said: “Over the next few days we are asking parents to bring different items of food into nursery to help support this very worthwhile cause. Food will need to be brought in by Friday, September 30 and suggested items include tea bags, coffee, drinking chocolate, biscuits, sugar, flour, cereal, tinned goods and preserves. Our parents are always great at supporting local causes and it is a fantastic way to teach the children about the importance of supporting those in need.”