A school in Croydon has donated more than 600 meals to a foodbank as part of a charity campaign.

Students from OneSchool Global's (OSG) Kenley Campus secured the donations for the Caterham Foodbank, collecting a total of 256 kilograms of items.

The schoolwide effort was led by the Student Leadership Team, who rallied their peers to contribute long-life, non-perishable goods, as well as fruit, chocolate, cereals, and toiletries.

These donations will enable Caterham Foodbank to continue its vital work combating hunger and food insecurity in the area.

More than 60 food parcels will be assembled from the donation, providing around 600 individual meals.

Each parcel promises enough food for three days.

The successful campaign builds on the charity work of OneSchool Global, which has 24 campuses across the UK, and teaches more than 3,500 students.

The school has a strong ethos of charitable activity, often having students organise fundraising projects for various organisations as part of their 'Active Citizenship Project' – a bike ride and bake sale at the Kenley campus previously raised £7,000 for The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Mrs Levett, Assistant Campus Principal at OSG Kenley, said: "It has been truly wonderful to once again see the generosity and collaboration of our students result in changing local people's lives for the better.

"We are proud to have nurtured such a caring school community with students, staff, and stakeholders who all show generosity and compassion for others.

"I want to congratulate the Student Leadership Team for successfully coordinating this initiative, and say well done to everyone involved for their donations and eagerness to help out."

Annelie Huntley, part of the Student Leadership Team at OSG Kenley said: "It was inspiring to see the whole school come together for this worthy cause, giving back to the local community, and knowing that our donations will make a difference to the lives of the people the Caterham Foodbank serves."

Robin Gwynn, Project Manager at Caterham Foodbank, said: "We want to say a huge thank you from all of us at Caterham Foodbank to the whole community – including students, staff and parents – at One School Global Kenley Campus.

"Your donations this week came to an amazing 256 kg, which will provide about 600 meals.

"We fully appreciate your interest and support.

"Every item will make a difference to an individual or family in need of emergency food support across our area."