GEORGE NEWS - York High School had their first sandwich drive of 2021 on 10 and 11 March. The school's pastoral head, Lyndsey van Rensburg, says they saw the need in the community.
"As the George community's need for food grows, our school wants to ensure that fewer children in our town spend their days at school hungry."
Van Rensburg says last week's sandwich drive was extra exciting as local businesses were willing to sponsor R1 for every sandwich made by a Yorkie.
They also had great supporters like Heather Park Superspar, Wonki Ware and First Office Connexion that generously accepted the challenge. This further motivated the learners as it offered the opportunity to feed even more children.
Van Rensburg says the school was stunned by the mountain of supplies the learners brought from home, which contributed to making a total of 1 630 sandwiches. "These sandwiches were delivered to various schools in the George area.
Heather Park Superspar kindly offered York High School a voucher to the same value as the number of sandwiches that were made, which will help buy even more supplies to feed more children."
The school is always blown away by the learners' desire to serve their community and is incredibly grateful to the sponsors. "Even when we can't [physically] stand together, we stand together," Van Rensburg said.
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