BB youngsters learn about food poverty

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When the Anchor Boys and Juniors of 2nd Alton Boys' Brigade met on Friday, they were thinking about Harvest, but more particularly about those who did not have enough to eat. They had all brought along food donations, and Ian Dane from Alton Food Bank was there to receive them.
He told them about the work of the Food Bank in the town, and then set then the challenge of finding the "Best Before" date on each of their items, and writing it clearly on the side with a Sharpie pen. While they did this, he explained that this helped them to see the dates at a glance, and to make sure that things were used before they became out-of-date.
Working in groups, the boys were then asked to think about what food would be needed for a family for three days. They were shown pictures of various food items, and it was no surprise that the boys made one or two unusual suggestions!
All this talk of harvest and food was making them hungry, so they each made a scarecrow biscuit, and took it home — if it ever got that far!
Ian commented that it was great to see the lads engaged and becoming aware of this pressing issue, while Glenda, the Anchor Boy leader, thanked him for helping to raise awareness.

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