St Aloysius' College Helping the Community
We are delighted to contribute in facilitating valuable community work, in a combined effort with London Borough of Islington and Caterlink. Since the beginning of April and throughout the pandemic vital food parcels are being compiled in St Aloysius' College canteen ready for distribution to families of Islington Primary School students.
With St Aloysius’ College site closed to all but vulnerable students and children of Key Workers the canteen, which is used to hosting over a thousand students daily during break and lunch, is providing a sanitised space from which vital essentials can be packaged and donated to Islington families who may struggle to provide or access supplies.
St Aloysius’ College has a rich history of supporting local, national and global communities through regular food bank donations and extensive charitable efforts.
Executive Headteacher Ms Heffernan has said “During these challenging times we believe it more important than ever to assist in ensuring the health and wellbeing of community members, particularly those most vulnerable. Having secured supermarket vouchers for our own students and implemented extensive online systems and resources to maximise their home learning, we are proud to be able to also help our wider community in providing a safe space to assemble food parcels for the families of Primary School children”.
In Islington all primary school aged children in maintained schools are eligible for free school meals. The closure of all school sites due to the Covid-19 pandemic means families have the added, unexpected, pressure of providing additional meals for their children during the week. Ensuring Islington families are provided with packages full of nutritional food supplies reduces the strain on family finances and Islington resources during these challenging and unprecedented times.
Read more in the Islington Gazette.