Image courtesy of Hersden Community Centre

29 October 2020

University donates 150 packed lunches to local community centres

The University has donated 150 packed lunches to local community centres to support children in receipt of free school meals during the half-term break.

The catering kitchen team put together the packed lunch bags, which were delivered to Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Spring Lane Neighbourhood Centre and Hersden Community Centre. 

The sandwiches for the packed lunches were purchased and delivered by the Catering department, with suppliers Bidfood donating nine boxes of crisps and Lansdell donating five cases of bottled water. All other items were taken from the Catering department’s stock.

The team said: “We rung various community centres in Canterbury to offer our support by donating packed lunches. Quite a few had already received donations from supermarket chains and other businesses but were very grateful to us for thinking of them. We split the packed lunches between three community centres with all three receiving 50 packed lunches.”

“This was a real team effort from colleagues across the Estates and Facilities Department to support our local community. It was great to be able to give something that will help so many children and everyone the team met were so grateful for our donation and expressed how much it would help.”

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