Students Organise Collection for Bath's Foodbank
Thoughtful students who responded to a call for donations to the Bath Foodbank, have been praised by University of Bath chaplain Nigel Rawlinson.
As the coronavirus pandemic took grip in March, lectures were cancelled, and most students prepared to return to their home towns and cities. Students at the University of Bath were asked to consider putting aside any long-life foods such as pasta, tinned food and cereals, as they tidied up their accommodation ready to leave. Bags and boxes of the food were then donated to Bath foodbanks, ahead of the rising demand brought about by the pandemic. The chaplain himself and students from the Christian Union organised the collection, which was met by an impressive response by students to donate.
Pictured below, Erin, Carol, Mirren and Faith from the Christian Union are shown dropping off supplies to Nathan Gale, manager of the Rose Cottage centre where the Twerton Foodbank is housed. Another donation of food was made to the Julian House homelessness charity. Mr Rawlinson described the students as "inspired and joyful to help". And he praised them for realising that there would be an increased demand for basic food among the city's more vulnerable people.