Christmas has come early for two Lincoln charities, thanks to Lincoln University Technical College (UTC) students.
The college has donated over 150 items of food to Lincoln’s Foodbank, along with £165 to the One Me charity.
The long-life food donated to the foodbank was gathered through a Reverse Advent Calendar, where, during December, students brought in food to the college to pass on to the charity.
Organised by Lincoln UTC’s Head of Six Form, Helen Brace, the Reverse Advent Calendar hopes to provide much needed, long-life food supplies to numerous people across the city over the Christmas period.
The donations included:
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned pies
- Christmas Puddings
Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, and run in partnership with local churches, facilitated by Acts Trust, Lincoln’s Foobank works to combat poverty and hunger across the UK by providing nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are in crisis.
As well as supporting Lincoln’s Foodbank, students also paid to wear their Christmas Jumpers to school on Friday, December 16.
The proceeds were donated to the One Me charity, which offers bursaries of between £100 and £1000, and helps enhance young people’s education, employability skills and thereby aid citizenship and community development.
“It is great to be able to make a difference to these two great initiatives, which help put food on the table for people and also allow young people to continue learning when they would otherwise drop out of education.”
Amy Colley, Foodbank Coordinator added: “Lincoln Foodbank is so grateful for the very generous donation from UTC, all of the food that goes into our food parcels is donated and we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support and donations provided by the local community.”