A primary school has made a seasonal donation to struggling households.

Stowford School in Ivybridge asked pupils to bring in produce to mark the traditional harvest season.

The school decided to donate everything brought in to the local Ivybridge food bank, which operates out of Ivybridge Methodist Church. Jutta Berger, who volunteers at the food bank, paid a visit to the school and told the children all about the work it does.

Donated food is first sorted and then boxed up for families who need a little help from time to time. In each box there is enough produce to provide three meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, for three days, the amount adjusted to the number of people in the family.

Items included in a box could be porridge oats or cereal, pasta, tinned vegetables and fruit and milk.

Jutta said: “I’m staggered by the generosity of the children, parents and staff of Stowford School. I may even need to make two trips to transfer it all to the food bank!

"I would like to thank each and everyone who donated.”