SERC Foodbank Drive Heralds Season Of Goodwill

SERC Gets into the Season of Goodwill with Foodbank Drive

SERC Gets into the Season of Goodwill with Foodbank Drive

Getting into the festive spirit and the season of goodwill, South Eastern Regional College Students’ Union recently organised foodbank drives across at the college’s Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newcastle and Newtownards campuses.

Downpatrick SERC staff and students recently visited Fountain Foodbank to hand over the food parcels donated by those within the SERC Community, and to hand over a cheque of £400 from fundraising efforts. Pictured L-R Brendan Smyth, Emma McFadden, Scott Kelly, Anna Leahy, Alex Matthews Orla McElvogue and Dainton Newe .

The kind nature of staff and students throughout SERC helped contribute to the donation of food supplies which was welcomed by the foodbanks as they look to ensure that members of our communities have some much-needed help over the festive seaso

Staff and students at SERC Newcastle Campus donated generously with all items being donated to the Pantry Foodbank. Newcastle campus also hosted a successful toy collection with all donations going to Unit T. Pictured is Anna Leahy Student Engagement Officer and Laura Wright Students’ Union Newcastle Welfare Officer.

Catherine Shipman, Student Engagement Manager, said: “We would like to thank everyone who donated to our foodbank collection.

“We feel it is important to support the communities around the college, and we were delighted to support the fantastic work that is carried out by our local foodbanks by organising our own collections.

“It was fantastic to see the incredible generosity displayed by all in the SERC community. This time of year can be difficult for some, but these food donations can and will go a very long way in making Christmas better for many.

It is a joyful and special time of year, and it is important we pull together and spread that joy into families who need it most and I’m proud of the effort that the SERC community has made in order to do just that.”

SERC Lisburn Campus Student Union also organised and collected donations to support Lisburn Foodbank in the run up to the festive period which included children’s pjs and gifts for Christmas. The total weight of the items donated was 163.6KG which will helped the Foodbank prepare 390 food parcels for local people.

And in Newtownards, SERC’s Students’ Union organised a foodbank collection from the college’s Newtownards campus. Staff and students helped by donating much needed items.