Saltash students support local food bank

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By Em_Williams | Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:15

Students from Cornwall College Saltash have held a food collection to support the local foodbank.  The group, who are all studying Health and Social Care Level 3, took over the campus' main reception area for a day, drumming up support and asking for donations.

The foodbank in Saltash is part of The Trussells Trust UK foodbank network which works in partnership with local churches and communities to support those in need by helping to prevent local people going hungry. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and relies fully on donations and community support.

The group planned and promoted the event as part of their course. Tutor Mark Sully said: "The students decided they really wanted to support this great initiative. They have put a lot of effort into getting as many people as they can both at the campus and in the community on board and so far we have seen some great results."

With donations still coming in at the campus, and the group still collecting, they have already managed to get many of the acceptable products that will go to help those in need including tinned food, pasta, rice, tea bags, milk, biscuits and dried fruit among many others.

Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College said: "Many of our students get involved with charities as part of their courses and it is something that we as a college believe is very important. Not only do the students benefit from real life scenarios but many great charities benefit as a result."

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