Lincoln College Group joins The Good for Me Good for FE campaign
The Lincoln College Group, which includes Newark, has joined a national initiative to help staff and students support and connect with their communities.
The Good for Me Good for FE campaign is being supported by more than 100 colleges.
It aims to support the colleges’ communities with their basic food needs as the demand for foodbanks remain high.
Mark Locking, managing director for education and training for the Lincoln College Group, said: “Lincoln College plays a vital role in all of the communities we serve. We strive at our core to provide social and economic value to those communities, and this is a terrific initiative to help us do just that.
“We can’t wait to add to the impact colleges are having helping the recovery of individuals, employers and the economy from the covid pandemic.”
The campaign aims to raise £1m through volunteering, fundraising and charitable partnerships, to ensure that communities are supported with their basic food needs.
It is hoped that the campaign will allow students and staff to support and connect with their communities.
There is also a link between volunteering and improved mental health, which The LCG sees as a priority for its staff and students following a challenging year.
Earlier this year, colleges around the country took part in the FE Foodbank Friday and collected more than 20,000 items for local foodbanks and raising nearly £50,000.
Penny Taylor, Lead for Education and Training at Newark College, said: “At Lincoln College we recognise the impact good food has on learning and we will continue to develop and seek new initiatives, so our students have access to nutritious food.
“We value the necessity for good mental health for our staff and students. We already have a range of activities in place that aim to improve and develop mental health across all three of our campuses and we look forward to building on this further with the Good for Me Good for FE campaign.”