Over 3000 tins and perishables expected to be collected by students for those need
Across the Academy, every student has been encouraged to bring in at least one item of food in a three-week appeal to help those in need this winter.
Over 3000 tins and other non-perishable food items were collected last year and distributed to struggling families through Renewal’s Helping Hands ministry and Birmingham City Mission.
Matthew Loader from Birmingham City Mission said: “It’s great for the students to be involved because they are supporting people in need across the City of Birmingham, as well as locally. Hopefully it is giving them a city-wide perspective. We really appreciate their help because referrals to Birmingham City Mission increased massively over the past year. There is a particular need among 18 to 25 year olds, some of whom have less opportunities and less access to the financial support that was previously available.”