Staff and students have made an amazing effort throughout December collecting items for Oldham Foodbank. Oldham Foodbank started in 2012 following the rise in the number of people in Oldham living in and experiencing food poverty. There are currently over 20,000 adults and children in Oldham experiencing some form of food poverty.
Trolleys, kindly lent to us by Sainsburys and collected by our fantastic Health and Social Care students, have been positioned in all 4 college buildings for the last 2 weeks. Surpassing all expectations, staff and students filled all 4 trolleys and donated enough to fill 4 more! A special thanks has to go to the Business Studies students who raised £130 for the Foodbank, which they spent buying all the items the Foodbank was in need of.
Deputy Principal, Peter Roberts, said, “I have been overwhelmed by the response and the Foodbank collection team couldn’t believe how much had been donated; it only just fitted in their van. It is safe to say we have made a difference together! I would like to thank everyone that contributed, both students and staff, for their generosity.”