CHILDREN at Little Cherubs Nursery presented a bumper harvest festival collection to the Bordon food bank.

Kayleigh Adair, who helps to run the nursery in the Methodist Church Hall, off London Road, in Liphook, said: “This is the first time we have supported the Bordon Food Bank, which is able to distribute the items to those who really need them.

“We have been working with the children on a harvest theme for a week, making fruit baskets out of paper plates, drawing pictures, learning about fruits and vegetables and creating sweetcorn out of bubblewrap, which was particularly successful.

“We also took the children to look at the harvest display in the church next door and planted seeds in our magic garden, teaching them about growing, harvesting and giving.”

Bordon Food Bank manager Heather Ford (pictured above with the pupils) said: “We have quite a lot of people using the food bank regularly, which was set up to provide temporary help for individuals in the area, and has now been extend to parts of Liphook, Liss, Petersfield and Alton.

“We are working alongside local agencies and churches in the community to ensure that no-one goes hungry.

“Radian Housing Association and Mill Chase Academy also support us by facilitating a grant to help purchase bags for food parcels, which are given in exchange for a food voucher issued by agencies such as Citizens’ Advice Bureau, social services, children’s centres and health visitors.”

Non-perishable food can now also be left at collection points at Liphook’s Sainsbury’s store, in Midhurst Road, and the Methodist Church.

Little Cherubs currently has 45 children attending the nursery, which opens Monday to Friday from 8am-3pm. For more information call 07342 766019.

* Bordon Food Bank is based in the Forest Centre at St Marks Church and can be reached on 07966 522911.