The college's foodbank has been relaunched under the name of 'Grab and Go' centre by Early Years students to highlight the importance of tackling food poverty.
The foodbank has been in operation at the college for some time now, but the students felt that not enough people were aware of the collection and have worked together as part of their Early Years course - under the watchful eye of tutor Louise Davison - to design some new posters to raise awareness of and promote the newly re-branded service.
As the cost of living and food prices rise across the board, more and more of our students are relying on support provided by the ‘Grab and Go’ centre.
However, the centre is in desperate need of donations in order to continue helping and providing support to both staff and students. If every member of staff brought just one item to donate, supplies would soon be healthy again.
Key items required include tins, packets and cartons of food, along with snacks. Food past its best before date can be accepted as long as the use by date has not expired. There is also a need for toiletries and personal care items, although feminine hygiene products are not currently required. Any donations are more than welcome and would be very much appreciated.
Speaking about the efforts of her students, Louise Davison said: “I think it’s really important that we all learn about, and have an understanding of, the importance of giving back to our community. As well as making a real difference to the college community, the impressive efforts of our Early Years students will also give each of them something positive to add to their CV.”
For further information about making a donation, please email Louise.Davison@hull-college.ac.uk or visit the ‘Grab and Go’ centre, which is located in the Students Services Hub (L02).