Glossopdale students swap Christmas cards for food donations
Thursday 22nd December 2016 @ 19:07 by Adam Higgins
Community Glossop Chronicle News Schools

More than 300 students at Glossopdale Community College haven’t swapped Christmas cards this year.

They reckoned feeding families was more important.

Head of Year 7 and Year 8, Sue Johnson, said: “They decided to donate food to Glossop’s Bare Necessities food bank instead of sending Christmas cards to each other which usually end up on the floor.”

It’s meant a growing mountain of foodstuffs piling up in the reception area of the college’s Newshaw Lane campus.

Rice, lentils, in fact all kinds of food which families in need depend on, have been dropped in.

Sue is delighted at the social conscious commitments shown by her students.

There could be as many as 1,000 cards exchanged between students every year.

This year there hasn’t been a single one.

Bare Necessities Foodbank co-ordinator Charlotte Mendes-Kelly, who went to pick up the food, praised the students and described their contribution as ‘outstanding’.

She promised them that every item of food would go help people in need in time for Christmas.


By David Jones


Main picture:

Gift of food: Bare Necessities’ Charlotte Mendes-Kelly with college students and some of the gifts to the food bank