After a tough year for so many people, Portland College wanted to help spread a little festive joy to those most in need in our community.
So, we teamed up with the ATTFE College Let’s All Eat Foodbank, who’s tremendous work helps hundreds of people locally who are struggling to afford food.
After supporting their ‘Let’s All Eat’ initiative throughout the year by donating over 3,000 sandwiches, we wanted to help further by supporting their vital Christmas effort that provides a lifeline for so many people.
Staff at Portland set to work in a bid to collect funds as well as food, toys, clothes and gifts, and the amount of donations we collected was incredible.
Portland College gave its staff a £10 Love2Shop voucher each as a Christmas gift, and lots of staff chose to donate these to the cause too, raising £300, which meant we were able to purchase lots of goodies to create 50 Christmas treat bags.
Thanks to the generosity of our staff and their families and friends, we were able to deliver a huge range of gifts today that will be distributed to people in time for Christmas.
Edward Johnstone, Assistant Principal, Development at Portland College said. “Let’s All Eat Foodbank provides a vital service that makes a huge difference to so many people’s lives locally. The impact is huge and that’s why we’ve chosen them as our Charity of the Year. We will continue to help them in any way we can, and we’re proud to support their efforts to stamp out food poverty in our area. Thank you to everyone who has donated this Christmas.”
Linda Smith, from ATTFE’s Let’s All Eat initiative commented, “The support and generosity of the staff from Portland College has been truly amazing. During these challenging and uncertain times, the food and toys will go a long way in bringing happiness to those families who are struggling at Christmas time. From everyone associated with our food bank, we thank you all for your ongoing support and kindness”.