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29th January 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to cause financial hardship for more and more people in the city, staff and students from York College University Centre hope to raise £1,000 for York Foodbank, to help local people who need support.

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Head of Higher Education, Karen Robson is keen to raise the profile of the Appeal, saying: “Our aim is to meet the needs of those in our local community who are experiencing a crisis situation, to give people hope, practical help, and a brighter future through additional signposting services. In these challenging times, we recognise the pressure and difficulty experienced by our local foodbank and this is our way of giving something back to our community.”

York Foodbank operates out of four food distribution points which open on different days across the city, in Tang Hall, Huntington, Acomb and the City Centre. Adam Raffell, Foodbank Manager says: “The past year has seen a sustained increase in families in York struggling, amid the considerable disruption to work and schools. At this time it’s those on the lowest incomes who are struggling the most and we have seen this reflected in the number of people referred to York Foodbank for emergency food packages. We are immensely grateful to all of our friends, students, staff and parents at York College University Centre for helping us to ensure that help is always available for local people in crisis.”

Donations towards the York College University Centre’s fundraising target of £1,000 will be very much appreciated at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/YorkCollegeUniversityCentre   

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