@WestLondonCol is launching its ‘Just Giving’ web page to raise money for local foodbanks this Friday (1 May 2020) in Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham. The College has joined the national #FEFoodbankFriday campaign, which is seeing further education colleges around the country coming together to raise money for community food banks, as many foodbanks are experiencing a decline in donations at this challenging time and in great need of support.

Assistant Manager at the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank, Sian Gates said:

“We are inundated with requests for food at the moment and have changed our operations to delivery to ensure all of our clients stay home and stay safe. In normal times we would distribute food to 225 people each week, each parcel lasting 3-4 days. At the moment we are delivering food to over 250 people each day!”

Sian continued:

“The main item we need at the moment is more food. We have linked up with a couple of wholesalers so we can purchase food we need so cash donations are also very helpful at the moment.”

“We are using up our stocks of food fast and would welcome any donations of long life milk, long life juice, tinned meat, such as corned beef and spam, tinned vegetables, tinned soup, pasta, tea, tinned rice pudding and tinned tomatoes. If you do your shopping in any Sainsbury’s, Waitrose or Tesco’s store in Hammersmith & Fulham you can donate these items to us via our permanent collection baskets located in each store. We are collecting these donations at least twice per week.”

You can also donate cash via the West London College just giving page. We will give this money to the food banks so that they are able to buy the food they need to get it to vulnerable residents as soon as possible.

West London College Deputy Principal, David Warnes, said:

“We are living in very difficult times and it is important to do whatever we can to help one another. Food banks have been badly hit by the Coronavirus crisis, creating a serious problem for the many people who rely on them. We want to do our best at West London College to support our local communities, and we can make more impact by joining together with other colleges around the country to do this.”

The link to the West London College Just Giving donation webpage is below.

To donate to the West London College #FEFoodbankFriday fundraising campaign, and provide vital donations for Ealing and Hammersmith foodbanks, please visit:

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https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/westlondoncol 

 

Colleges involved in the campaign nationwide so far are:

  1. Boston College
  2. Central Bedfordshire College
  3. Trafford College Group
  4. Kingston Maurward College
  5. East Coast College
  6. Loughborough College
  7. York College
  8. Dudley College
  9. Chichester College
  10. London South East Colleges
  11. East Sussex College
  12. Preston’s College
  13. Coventry College
  14. Weston College
  15. Bournemouth and Poole College
  16. Shipley College
  17. Burton and South Derbyshire College
  18. Harlow College
  19. Gloucestershire College
  20. Peterborough Regional College
  21. The College of West Anglia
  22. Oldham College
  23. Nelson and Colne College group
  24. Birmingham Metropolitan College
  25. Plymouth College
  26. Brighton College
  27. Glasgow Clyde College
  28. West London College
  29. Croydon and Coulsdon College
  30. Barnet and Southgate College

 

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