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Aylesbury Vale teens set up foodbank donation project

The group wanted to do something useful with their time whilst schools are closed.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:52am 3rd April 2020. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury Vale teens set up foodbank donation project

A group of friends from an Aylesbury school are playing their part in helping the community - through a foodbank donation scheme.

The boys, who are all in Year 12 at the Grammar School, felt they needed to do something with their time.

Ben Mulholland is one of them:

"The idea was I would collect bags of donations from outside people's doors and deliver them myself to the foodbank.

"Hopefully that would make it as easy as possible for people."

After initially delivering 40 letters to homes in part of Haddenham, where he lives, Ben says the response was 'so positive'.

So he decided to carry it on and an online presence was created to get the word out to others and that got more of the team involved.

Ben added:

"Now we have a large number of 16 and 17-year-olds doing some pretty incredible things in their local community.

"That now leads to me doing the easy job and driving to collect the food which my friends have got donated.

"It's really an awesome group effort."

Good Earth foodbank donations
Just some of the food donations

After the schools closed last week, Ben told us he just wanted to be useful:

"Being 17 and told to simply sit at home whilst NHS workers, like both my parents, and other social workers had to work even harder didn't quite sit right with me.

"It was the only thing I could think to do to help."

If you can help with donations, head to the team's website.

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