Harvest Festival Food Bank Donations

We have received a certificate of recognition and a letter of gratitude for the donations we collected in school for the Harvest Festival which have gone to the Bassetlaw Food Bank. 

A copy of the letter can be seen below: 

Worksop Distribution Centre                                             Retford Distribution Centre

78 Lowtown Street                                                          Unit E. Buttermarket House

Worksop                                                                        Exchange Street

 Notts                                                                             Retford

S80 2JR                                                                         Notts.    DN22 6BP

01909 486770                                                                01777 710858


28th November 2019


Dear Head teacher, staff & pupils at Kingston Park Academy,


On behalf of Bassetlaw Food Bank I would like extend my sincere gratitude for the wonderful Harvest donations from you all. Please pass on our sincere thanks to all those who kindly contributed to this collection.


The Charity guarantees that every single item of food donated will go back into the Bassetlaw community to help those who for a variety of reasons are experiencing food poverty.  Many families across the Bassetlaw District are living in difficult circumstances with some children going hungry which is not acceptable. These families are working hard but maybe on zero hour contracts or minimum wage which makes their lives chaotic and difficult for them to live above the poverty line.


The continued goodwill and generosity demonstrated by you all and the local community across the district during Harvest time is what keeps the project operating throughout the coming year.  Without this continued support we would not be able to render the support to the vulnerable experiencing food poverty.


To provide some context, 2019 has been another extremely challenging year for the project.  The volume of people experiencing food poverty has continued to increase throughout the year. Up to the end of September we have experienced a 13% rise in demand for our services. Quarter three which includes the school summer holidays saw a rise in demand of 22%, which was extremely challenging, as families continue to feel the impact of the six weeks holidays. The final quarter of the year will push the charity to its limits as we always experience a large increase in demand for our services in the run up to the Christmas period.


Many thanks once again for your support to our work, it is very much needed and appreciated.





Paula Howard

Manager – Bassetlaw Food Bank