Overwhelming amounts of food and essential items have been donated to Rochdale Foodbank and Rochdale Sanctuary Trust Soup Kitchen by our generous students and staff ahead of a difficult time of year for those in need.
Donations were collected by the Students’ Union in exchange for wearing a Christmas jumper for the day. A whopping 377kg (over 1/3 of a metric tonne) of food was donated to Rochdale Foodbank, with even more items donated to the local soup kitchen.
Richard Ronksley, Principal said: “This is quite staggering and humbling. Students and staff today brought in huge quantities of food and toiletries for the Rochdale foodbank. It is a testament to the generosity and community spirit of staff and students who have donated so much to this cause to support families in the borough over the Christmas period”
Rochdale Foodbank has recently marked seven years of operation and last year, more than 6,600 three-day emergency food supplies were given to people in crisis, providing more than 2,200 children with provisions.
The students raised a fantastic 377 kg of food.
Rochdale Sixth Form College is the founding institution of the Altus Education Partnership and the number one sixth form college for value added performance in the country for the fifth year.
Literature courtesy of Rochdale Sixth Form College’s website article: College Article
Many thanks from Rochdale Foodbank and the people who will benefit from your excellent food raising effort.