News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Clarendon Sixth Form help community with food bank appeal

Clarendon Sixth Form College has launched a food appeal, with donations presented to local charity, Action Together.

Located in the main entrance of Clarendon Sixth Form College, staff and students have been invited to donate an item from their shopping list. Suggested food and drink donations include tinned, dried food, jams and long life juices, with toiletries also being accepted.

With one in four young people in Tameside living in poverty, the ongoing food bank appeal has been set up to help those who are struggling. This year has been very difficult, with many facing financial changes and more people becoming reliant on donations from local foodbanks.

Action Together will collect the food donations and distribute them across various food banks in Tameside, prior to Christmas. The charity offers a range of support, supporting and strengthening communities. They encourage local people and businesses to give their time and use their skills to support areas in Tameside and Oldham.

Jackie Moores, principal, said: “Some of our staff and students have struggled through the pandemic themselves. We are very proud to be able to work with Action Together to do our small part to support Tameside families in need, in what are very difficult times for some.

Many of our staff and students already donate to local food collection points and this is an extra opportunity to support Tameside families. Our staff have encouraged their friends and families to donate to our collection point too.”

The first delivery of food donations has been delivered to Stalybridge based, Barty’s Food Bank.