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St Gregory’s eco-garden feeds the homeless

Pupils from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Kenton have turned produce, grown in the school’s eco-garden, into a hearty soup for the homeless.

As part of the Royal Horticultural Society Big Soup Share, a campaign to get school children growing and cooking edible plants, the pupils planted seed potatoes and baby leek plants in the summer term. They harvested their produce in October and, under the guidance of the school’s cookery teacher, Damian Cullen, cooked up over 100 portions of delicious leek and potato soup.

St Gregory’s sixth form pupils and staff took the soup to Ealing Abbey soup kitchen, where it was served up to the charity’s grateful customers.

St Gregory’s head teacher, Andrew Prindiville, said, ‘I’m really proud of our pupils for sharing the fruits of their labours with those in our community who will benefit the most.’

Ealing Soup Kitchen is made up of different church teams from across the Ealing borough, of which Ealing Abbey is one. Ealing Soup Kitchen has been helping the homeless and those in need for over 40 years.

Published: 28th October 2019