Headlands School has set up a Care Package scheme to donate essential items to families in Bridlington who are struggling during lockdown.
A collection box has been put in place at the Co-op store on Martongate for members of the public to give items of food and toiletries.
The school will then make up packages for local families. A Just Giving page has also been set up for residents to donate money towards the project and has raised £670 in the first few days.
Headteacher Sarah Bone said: “We know that for many of our families, life is particularly difficult at the minute.
“We also know that the Headlands School community, and the residents of Bridlington, are extremely generous and always rise to the challenge when help is needed.
“Becky Brown, our new Lead Practitioner for Student Welfare, is coordinating the Care Package scheme and the response so far has been wonderful.
“I am very pleased that we have already been able to deliver packages to help those who need it most.
“A huge thank you to all the businesses and individuals who have supported Team Headlands so far, and I hope this will grow and grow in the next few weeks.”
The project has been given a boost by Co-op, which has agreed to donate fresh produce every day, and the town’s Morrison’s supermarket, which handed over two trolleys filled with food.
Thorley’s Bakery in Driffield has offered to donate goods on a regular basis and Team Headlands staff have also been supporting the scheme.
Items which can be donated at the collection box at the Co-op store include tinned food, such as soup and baked beans, pasta and rice, cereals, tea, coffee and juice, as well as toiletries, including soap, deodorant and toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Alternatively, a Just Giving page has been created to accept donations of money, and can be found at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/headlandscarepackages
Local business who want to donate or support the project can call the school on 01262 676198 or email email@example.com.
Families who want to make a request for a Care Package can contact the school and speak to their child’s Year Leader.