Food boxes provide some doorstep inspiration and nutrition for vulnerable families

Tiverton High School has been preparing food boxes to support our most vulnerable families in the community, including those that have been recently furloughed.

The meal boxes include fresh ingredients along with recipe cards to provide some culinary inspiration.

Deputy Head Julie Scotting says: “Last week we made up another twelve food boxes to support local families, containing fresh meat and vegetables from Halberton Farm Shop. These can be used to make up three recipes, and we hope children might like to help cook at home.

“In these uncertain times, we are aiming to support local grocery businesses by purchasing fresh products from them to boost the generous tinned and dried food donations from our staff. Next week, we plan to place orders with The Healthy Root and Lloyd Maunder and add three different recipe cards to the boxes.”

Steve Bush (pictured), caretaker at the school and also a member of Tiverton Volunteer Force has been out and about, observing social distancing, to ensure that our food boxes go where they are most needed.

THS is delighted to be supporting families in this way with the support of Devon Community Foundation via the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund. The importance of our school in identifying those of our community, both of the high school and all member schools of the Tiverton Co-operative Learning Partnership, was highlighted in a successful application for funding. This enables us to expand our efforts to support our most vulnerable families.

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