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£1230 raised for local food banks

FE Foodbank Friday LogoBoston and Spalding Foodbanks received an outstanding £1230 following kind donations from Boston College staff, students and the local community as part of the ‘FE Foodbank Friday’ campaign.

‘FE Foodbank Friday’, launched by London South East College and in partnership with FE Week, saw FE Colleges around the country coming together to raise money for local community foodbanks, due to the currently COVID-19 pandemic leading to a decline in donations.

Boston College joined the initiative in April to ensure that the most vulnerable people in the Boston and Spalding communities are well looked-after. Due to the financial fallout of the pandemic, more and more people who wouldn’t normally visit food banks are having to do so to get by, leading to this being one of the most important times to support these vital services with donations.

Receiving significate donations allow the food banks to buy items that people wouldn’t normally think of donating such as, washing powder, dog food and personal care items.

Speaking of the donation William Culley, Parish of Boston, said, “All of us at the Boston and Sutterton Foodbank are extremely grateful for the help of the College at this time. It has been a big challenge to adapt how we work in order to ensure that people in need do not go hungry during this crisis. This support coming from our local community means a huge amount to us and will ensure that we can continue to provide food, toiletries, and other essentials to those most in need in our community.”

As with previous years, the College will also be collecting donations throughout December for local food banks, Women’s Refuge and Centrepoint. Donations of food items, children’s Christmas presents and warm clothing will then be provided to those who are in most need.

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