Pupils shop for Glasgow Foodbank

Cleaning and childcare products were high on the shopping list for pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow as they spent hundreds of pounds of donations for Maryhill Foodbank. Students Nicholas Daly, James Haughey and Monica Murray represented the College with the Big Shop, which saw them spend £500 raised by the College community to buy items for the Foodbank.

The £500 for the Big Shop was raised by the pupils of the Justice and Peace Society through ticket sales for the annual St Aloysius’ College Masked Ball. “The pupils were great,” said Maths teacher Mrs Kitty Kilday, who helps out with the J & P Society. “They really enjoyed themselves while doing a lot of hard work for others."

Julie Webster, the Volunteer Co-ordinator at Maryhill Foodbank, guided the pupils through what to buy. She told them that cleaning and childcare products are especially needed, since families often have to choose between buying them and food. They were accompanied by Mrs Kilday and Anne Muldoon from the St Aloysius’ Parish, which also supports the Foodbank with regular donations. 

Following their Big Shop, Nicholas, James and Monica learned that Tesco has promised to match 30% of St Aloysius College donations to Maryhill Foodbank.