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Hundreds of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them to navigate the Christmas break.
Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s Essex schools.
Thanks to £11,905 from the Essex Half-term Emergency Fund, the multi-academy trust has been able to put together Christmas gift hampers for its most deprived families.
The hampers include essentials such as milk, cheese, eggs and pasta, as well as some festive treats such as mince pies and Christmas crackers.
Lucia Glynn, BMAT head of operations, said: “These hampers will help those families who are experiencing very difficult times as a result of the pandemic.
“We are really grateful for the kind donation which will make a big difference to people at this time of year.”
Parcels will go to students ahead of the Christmas school break from Burnt Mill Academy, Sir Frederick Gibberd College, BMAT STEM Academy, Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Little Parndon Primary Academy, Freshwaters Primary Academy and Roydon Primary Academy in Harlow; Epping St John’s Church of England School in Epping; and Forest Hall School and Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted.