CARING pupils at Kildwick Primary School have given their support to a food bank.

Youngsters from across the school’s five classes took foodstuffs, toiletries and other essentials to Skipton Food Bank, which will distribute the items to families on low incomes and the homeless.

The donations included seasonal items such as stuffing mix, Christmas puddings, selection boxes, mince pies and Christmas crackers.

Pupils regularly support people in need – recently goods were donated from an annual harvest festival. And a non-uniform day raised £230 for Children in Need.

Headteacher, Tim Whitehead, said: “We know that lots of families are facing tough times and we want to support our local community.”

The school has backed Skipton Food Bank for several years.

Previously collections have been made as a ‘reverse Advent’, with a different child each day taking in donations during the month before Christmas.

But this year donations were collected earlier to meet the charity’s Christmas deadline.