Food bank Christmas appeal
14 December 2020
Dear Old Edwardians,
We are writing to update you about an exciting new development at KES.
This story started over lockdown, when many would have gone hungry if it were not for the vital work of student volunteers (from the University of Birmingham) at Selly Oak COVID-19 Response. They reached out to dozens of families in south Birmingham and provided them with weekly food parcels to support everyone during what must surely be the toughest times in the past decade or so.
However, as lockdown came to an end, the students from the University no longer had an operational base to lease. Hence, we brought the food bank to KES!
Now, every Friday, the KES Foodbank Team supports up to 35 families on a weekly basis. Since the start of October, we have supplied those in need with over 200 parcels. We pack the food parcels using donations kindly given by teachers, parents, and pupils in the King Edward's community.
But we still need your help. The UK has been hit especially hard during the second lockdown - unemployment is ever rising, and people are struggling to provide for themselves. Parents are having to choose between feeding their children and keeping the heating going, between warmth and food, between hunger and hypothermia.
No one should have to make these decisions.
That's why we're writing this to all Old Edwardians, passionately calling for your support. We would greatly appreciate it if you could make a visit to our website, which also has links to our JustGiving page.
A sincere thank you for taking the time to read this message. We humbly request that you join us on this journey, taking our endeavour to new heights.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas,
The KES Food Bank Team