BSDC supports Foodbank Friday campaign for local community!

20 April 2020

Community spirit is shining bright at Burton and South Derbyshire College as kind-hearted staff have come together online to support their local community by fundraising for local foodbanks.

The College has joined the national ‘FE Foodbank Friday’ campaign, which is seeing FE organisations around the country coming together to raise money for community foodbanks. Many foodbanks are seeing a decline in donations at this challenging time and are in need of support.

The College has a physical foodbank at its Burton Town Centre campus, which collects donations from students and staff throughout the year in partnership with Burton YMCA. Joining the scheme will give the College the chance to continue supporting foodbanks during these challenging times, giving students, staff and College partners the chance to continue supporting local foodbanks when they need it the most.  

Chief Executive and Principal of Burton and South Derbyshire College, Dawn Ward CBE is passionate about the support the College can give to the local community and was delighted to get on board and sign the pledge of support on behalf of BSDC.

Dawn commented: “In these extraordinary and difficult times, it’s more important than ever for the College to do what it can to help those in need in the local area. We’re proud of the work our students and staff do throughout the year to support local charities and projects, and we’re committed as a college to continue this support in these challenging times. Supporting the FE Foodbank Friday campaign is our way of coming together with other colleges across the country to support our local communities and have a positive impact on the lives of those in need.”   

To donate to our FE Foodbank Friday campaign, visit:

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