Treloar’s students donate Food Hampers to Alton Community Cupboard
Treloar’s students Daisy, Ryan and Ella took time out from their lessons this week to visit Alton Community Cupboard with a donation of food hampers. The hampers were made up from donations collected during the Treloar’s Harvest Festival celebrations.
Daisy, Ryan and Ella were in Alton town centre as part of their community skills training. Trips like these are essential to give our students the skills and confidence to live as independently as possible. What better way to learn more about our wonderful community than visit the Alton Community Cupboard, an initiative set up in 2019 to reduce food waste.
The Community Cupboard opened in Alton shortly before Christmas 2019, and was an immediate hit, sharing food that would otherwise be thrown away. Anyone can go along and collect produce which would otherwise be wasted as it’s past its ‘sell-by date’. The food is collected by a team of volunteers from local supermarkets and distributed to over 140 families each week.
Community Cupboard is based at 3 Westbrook Walk, near WH Smith and is open 6 days a week from 11.30-1pm. The aim is purely to reduce food waste, and it’s always free. Any left over usable food is donated to Mill Cottage Farm, so nothing is wasted.
When Treloar’s students visited they met volunteers Jane and Chrissy, who were delighted to accept the food hamper donations. The hampers will be given out on Christmas Eve when the Community Cupboard is hosting a special late night opening from 8 -10pm to help support local families and redistribute all the Christmas food. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our students were happy to make a contribution to our community and enjoyed visiting and learning more about this fantastic community project.