College collects food for those in need

WARRINGTON foodbank has thanked Priestley College students, parents and staff for supporting them over Christmas and New Year.

Collections in college gathered 275.15kgs of food, which will be used to feed those people in Warrington who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in hardship, distress or crisis.

The donations might also be used for the foodbank’s children’s project where schoolchildren receive food through breakfast clubs or during holidays for those who would normally receive a free school meal.

“It was an absolute delight to meet some of the students who were involved in the campaign,” said Project Manager David McDonald.

“We would like to invite some of your students to visit our warehouse premises to gain a more knowledgeable insight to the workings of the foodbank warehouse and also the volumes of food we constantly require to be able to continue to feed those who need our service.”

Warrington foodbank relies on business partners and sponsors to continue providing its service.

Ken Halliday, a member of staff at Priestley, was amazed by the response from the college community.

“When I decided to organise the collection I had no idea we would fill five shopping trollies with food,” he said.

“It was wonderful to see everyone come together to make a difference for those who need support in our local community.”