18 November 2021

Drysdale Food Bank

Article by Isobelle Salisbury

Drysdale Food Bank

This Semester, as a part of Work Related Skills, the Year 11 VCAL students have been making products to donate to the Drysdale Food Bank.

Items have included homemade wooden puzzles, baked goods such as cookies, chocolate slices, cupcakes and truffles. We have also made pencil cases filled with female hygienic products and toys / stationery products.

Some of the students also made tables out of recycled materials donated to the school, a couple of dog kennels and we’ve also grown herbs and spices in recycled jam jars.

Each week approximately 80 family access the services at the Drysdale Food Bank and this number has grown since COVID. Today we donated about 200 items and Jake the organiser at the Food Bank said “Wow, our clients will think that Christmas has come early!"

We feel like a valuable part of the community as we have been able to help those people who need assistance.

Isobelle Salisbury