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Charity enhancement strive to collect for local food banks

Food bank donation photo
Story by: Sophie Stapley

At The Bedford Sixth Form there are a large variety of enhancement options, all with the aim to improve skills outside of lessons. One of these many enhancements is the charity enhancement who are currently working within and outside of the hour sessions a week to raise food and awareness for local food banks due to the large impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

They have created posters and boxes placed in all areas of The Bedford Sixth Form campus. Their aim is to collect food from students and teachers. They have also taken to letter writing to supermarkets to ask for donations, building valuable skills for later in life.

Students expressed the enhancement as:

“A good opportunity and a long process.”

One student told POV:Student that their reason for joining the enhancement was because:

“it is nice to give back and feel like you are making a difference.”

Food bank donation photo

A photo of one of the boxes and posters with some donations – image taken by Aleks Jeznach

Being a new enhancement this term, led by Danni, it was introduced to allow students to build skills such as teamwork and leadership which are vital for future work placements. Danni said that there are 28 students who together have worked hard to create posters and boxes ready for donations. With some donations already they are hoping for students to take just a minute out of their day to pick up some sort of tinned or long lasting good and drop it off.

Appropriate good may include:

  • Canned food
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Coffee
  • Sanitary product
  • Nappies
  • Toiletries (such as shower gel or shampoo)
  • Sugar


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