Community spirit shining bright at Stockport College
Kind-hearted staff and students at Stockport College have come together to support their local community by fundraising for local foodbanks.
The College has joined a national ‘FE Foodbank’ campaign, which is seeing Further Education colleges around the country come together to raise money for community foodbanks. Many foodbanks are seeing a decline in donations at this challenging time and are in need of support.
One of the first organisations to join the campaign was Stockport College, along with partner institution Trafford College. Lesley Davies OBE, Principal and Chief Executive, said: "Like all colleges at the moment, we are doing our very best to support students, staff and our local communities through a challenging period.
"For many families in our area, struggling to buy food can be a regular issue but this has become even harder during the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to be part of the FE Foodbank campaign which we hope can play a small but valuable part in helping our community stay stronger together through these times."
Pam Smith, Chief Executive of Stockport Council said: “I have been overwhelmed by how organisations have come together to support Stockport’s communities at such a challenging time for all of us. It is great to see that staff and students from Stockport College are fundraising for local foodbanks to support our most vulnerable residents. It is this community spirit which will help us all get through this unprecedented time together.”
To donate to College #FEFoodBank target of raising £10000 for foodbanks across Stockport and Trafford visit: