A CORSHAM foodbank is now hundreds of food donations better off thanks to the stellar work of Corsham School pupils.

Corsham Churches Food Bank in St Aldhelm’s Church was presented with the food parcels courtesy of 10 pupils donating tinned food, pasta, cereals, biscuits and much more on Tuesday, May 24.

Parents, teachers and pupils at the school bandied together to donate the many donations - all of which was organiser by Ben Hayday, 18, the outgoing Director of the Student Leaders at The Corsham School.

“With the Trussell Trust reporting a striking increase in food bank usage over the last few years, it is now more important than ever to support food banks," said Ben, whose role as student leader encompasses organising and running activities, supporting the local community and ensuring that young people's voices are not overlooked.

"The great number of donations that we have collected over the last couple of weeks demonstrate that people are willing to help those in need, and I am delighted that the Student Leaders for the coming year are committed to continuing this close relationship between the school and the food bank.”

According to Ben, the store cupboards required replenishing because around 50 Easter hampers were distributed last month by the independent local food bank.

The town's Co-operative aided the pupils by lending them trolleys to wheel down the food parcels to the foodbank in Pickwick Road.

This is not the first time the school has done this as a collection is held at the Christmas concerts every year.