Since last year, colleges around the country have been involved with running donation boxes for their local Foodbanks (an ELSEC initiative).
Under the suggestion of Ben Sheridan, Julie Cobb launched our own Festive Foodbank and took charge of the project, liaising with our facilities team to arrange delivery of the food to the foodbank every Friday.
We also had a donation box at our CECAMM campus, where Arielle Elton-Walters worked hard in her own time to deliver the donations to the main college.
Staff and students donated during a challenging time for everyone and gave generously. The college recently received £65.45 from a national Just Giving page which had been set up to collect cash donations and this has been passed directly to the team at the Isle of Wight Foodbank.
During the initiative over £47,000 was raised across the UK and 40 local foodbanks were supported with more than 20,000 food items donated.