Bossley Park PS pupils box up groceries for farmers

Helping hand: Year 6 members of Bossley Park Public School's Student Representative Council with some of the boxes collected as part of the Farmer's Food Drive.
Helping hand: Year 6 members of Bossley Park Public School's Student Representative Council with some of the boxes collected as part of the Farmer's Food Drive.

The farming community of Gunnedah are the beneficiaries of Bossley Park Public School’s Farmer's Food Drive.

For two weeks, pupils brought in a variety of non-perishable grocery items to be sent to a farming family. The goal was for each of the 16 classes to fill one box.

They exceeded expectations with with school community collecting 43 boxes of household goods from canned food and laundry powder to toilet paper and sunscreen.

Wetherill Park based logistics company Vellex delivered the goods for free to the Gunnedah Country Women's Association who will distribute the goods.

Teacher Lorena Moro said the food drive was in addition to an earlier fundraiser and a way to directly contribute to a farming community after speaking to an ex-colleague who lives in Gunnedah.

“It is humbling to know that with our own everyday battles to face, all of us can appreciate the important work and contributions of our farming cousins,” she said.