No waste college completes deliveries to local foodbanks - The Leamington Observer

No waste college completes deliveries to local foodbanks

Leamington Editorial 9th Jun, 2020   0

A COLLEGE has ensured food from its shops has not gone to waste by completing a trio of deliveries to local foodbanks.

WCG has been donating unused food from shops at its colleges to support people in need. Food from shops at Rugby College, Moreton Morrell College and Royal Leamington Spa College has been donated to the Trussell Trust.

More than £500 worth of food has been donated over the course of the last three months. Items donated have included cakes, crisps and fizzy drinks, with the college group donating any items that would have gone out of date before students and staff are expected to return.

WCG group principal Peter Husband said: “We hadn’t ordered masses of food because we had anticipated the closure of the college, but we still had lots of stock sitting on the shelves.

“It’s important to us that the food doesn’t go to waste, so we’re making use of it by giving it all away to a worthwhile cause in the form of the Trussell Trust.

“We took our first delivery at the end of March and have continued to do that every month, writing off the cost at the college month by month.

“One of the children there looked delighted when we walked in with the big box of crisps, it was lovely to see.

“We have been supporting the trust for a while now and at Christmas some of our students put food parcels together to hand over to the trust.

“The team at the Trussell Trust have been working tirelessly over the last few months and we would like to thank them for the work they are doing to support people in the district.”



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