New Year kicks off with a half-tonne donation to Truro Foodbank

In the spirit of shedding the pounds in the New Year, a leading local college has donated 75 stone’s worth of food and toiletries to a local foodbank.

Members of the student services team and someone from Truro Foodbank standing in front of a van full of the donations

The donations almost didn't fit in the van when Truro Foodbank came to collect

Staff, students and parents at Truro College took it upon themselves to make sure December was indeed a time of giving as they organised a reverse advent calendar to help raise donations for Truro Foodbank.

With each day representing a different category, students and staff were encouraged to donate something every day over the holiday period, mirroring the usual act of receiving something every day from an advent calendar. 

Members of staff from Seaton standing in front of the food they donated

Members of staff from Seaton kicked things off with an incredibly generous donation

The staff in the College’s Student Services came up with the idea in the hopes that they would have a few boxes to donate to Truro Foodbank in the New Year. But the people of Truro College went above and beyond, donating nearly half a tonne of food and toiletries to the fund.

Andy Bersey from Truro Foodbank was blown away with the donations, which nearly didn’t fit in the van. He said: “We’re so grateful for all of the donations from Truro College. From all of the students, teachers and the parents. It’s all appreciated and is desperately needed. We’re expecting to use it all soon.”

Emma Seward-Adams, the Student Services Team Leader at the College, was equally touched by the generosity of the College, saying: “I can’t believe the overwhelming support that the College have got behind. The staff, students and parents have all been fantastic and it just shows a real community spirit.”