- 24th Nov 2020 14:32
Charnwood College Substitutes Trick for Treat with Donations to Local Foodbank on Halloween
Halloween weekend this year was scary without costumes – the announcement of a second lockdown has revived fears of losing income and has set some families back on edge as winter approaches. However, one local school transformed this otherwise spooky holiday into an opportunity for to show some community spirit.
Students and staff at Charnwood College celebrated Halloween this year by donating a stockpile of food and a £300 cheque to their local Loughborough Foodbank. The foodbank relies on donations alone, and this contribution will mean a steady source of food for many who would otherwise struggle to access it. The College, which itself has X% of its students on Free School Meals, understands the essential role of foodbanks in the community and by pulling its own community together, has protected many more families in the days and weeks to come.
Principal of Charnwood College, Alastair O’Connor, said:
“We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the Loughborough Area Foodbank in this way. It is incredibly important to us here that we support our local community here at Charnwood. Especially as we enter this second lockdown, doing our bit to help the community is of the upmost importance and I am so proud of the work that our students and staff have done to make this happen. We look forward to continuing to support Loughborough Area Foodbank and other worthy causes in the future.”
Jules Ibbit from the Loughborough Area Foodbank said:
"We received an amazing donation from the pupils and staff at Charnwood College plus a cheque for £300 for Loughborough Area Foodbank. We rely heavily on food and financial donations to be able to support all the families and individuals at their point of crisis, so we really appreciate Charnwood College’s generosity. Keep up the great work!"