Staff of Stanmore College loaded their minibus with food and toiletries this week, among bright sunshine, for a trip to the community foodbank depot in Harrow.
Work is underway behind the scenes to help tackle food shortages in the local community throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Having supported disadvantaged students by providing laptops and technology to enable their work to continue offsite, the college is now also focusing its attention on helping its local food banks.
They have been providing boxes of food for students in need and helping to ensure that staff at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital have a replenished supply of refreshments for that badly needed break in their busy day.
The college’s priority is to ensure the health and welfare of students, staff, their families and the community in addition to providing an education that will open doors in the future.
Sarbdip Noonan, principal of Stanmore College, said: “The need to support others in these uncertain times, whether by delivering education remotely, providing resources towards welfare and emotional support and supporting food banks is on the rise.
“We believe that giving help, as a local college and part of the community, will be a boost towards our goal of helping students, their families and all members of the community who may find themselves in crisis. We aim to make a difference.”