Food Bank Aid From Staff

Staff at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have come together to help those in need by donating food to a local food bank.

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Sport and Health teacher Charlotte Simmonds volunteered at Cotteridge Food Bank for 6-8 hours a week all through the summer holidays and saw first-hand how much good this charity can do. She rallied staff to donate non-perishable foodstuffs and the response was brilliant, with 93kg of food being donated to Cotteridge food bank.

Charlotte commented, “I’m very grateful to all my colleagues for their generous donations; it really does help. Last year the food bank fed 346 people (July figures) and this year that was up to 741, so things are improving, but there are still so many people in need.”

Cotteridge Food Bank exchange vouchers for three days-worth of food to those in need. The products they are particularly looking for people to donate include baked beans, tinned spaghetti, tinned fish, tinned meat, UHT milk, pasta sauces, cooking rice, jam, custard and fruit juice.

To find out more about the Cotteridge Food Bank, visit their website.

26 September 2016