Public services students collect huge donations for local Thurrock foodbank

A group of level 3 Public Service students at the college’s Thurrock campus took part in a food bank donation to raise money for the local Thurrock community. 

Running from Thursday 29 April to Tuesday 13 May, the group of students successfully promoted the food bank initiative throughout the college as well as through local group chats on social media. 

Lauren Hooper, alongside her classmates, Harry, Syddie, Jade, Frank, Josh and Alfie were all responsible in helping to make the donation service a huge success. The students managed to collect a whopping 90kg worth of food which was donated to the Thurrock food bank.

Lauren and her classmates worked hard to spread the word about the service and said: “As a group we wanted to make a positive difference in such a hard time for everyone and felt that the food bank was a good cause as it was supporting families who live in our community.”

Peter Newall, Operations Manager for Thurrock Foodbank, said: “Every donation we receive goes to help someone in Thurrock who is struggling at this time. Thurrock not only supplies food, but we try to put people in contact with the relevant agency that will be able to help them with their specific needs. The aim of our work is to engage the community, to help the community.”

“The best place for this message to get out to the public is through schools and colleges and the students working together is a great example of how someone has really got the message and has taken real positive action to help in a very practical way. It is a team effort, This is Thurrock people helping Thurrock people.”

For more information about the Thurrock Foodbank service, visit: Thurrock Foodbank | Helping Local People in Crisis