City of Wolverhampton College have supported the Salvation Army with food donations amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Staff at the College opened the campus especially for their catering provider Aramark, in order to collect the food and drinks that would have otherwise been wasted.
Dan Harris, Facilities and Procurement Manager at the College said: “The College is currently closed due to Covid-19, but it seemed a shame for the food and retail stock to go to waste. We knew the demand on local foodbanks had been increasing due to pandemic, so we enlisted the support of our partners in Aramark to donate the food to the most vulnerable and to avoid unnecessary wastage.
“We supported The Salvation Army because they have always been there for the most vulnerable but now thousands more people suddenly fall into that category and urgently need their help.”
The donations were valued at £139.55 and included: fresh salad, cold drinks, butter, cookies, cakes and crisps.
Janet Smart, Community Care Secretary at Oakengates Salvation Army: “Thank you for the kind donations of food and drink given to us to help people in and around the area who at this time are struggling due to this virus. This will help us in our distribution of food parcels.”