Earlier this month, Level 2 Catering students from the Aylesbury Campus of Buckinghamshire College Group worked with their Tutors to produce food for the homeless people of Aylesbury in partnership with St Mary`s Church. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the annual homeless Christmas Day dinner hosted by St Mary’s Church is not able go ahead, so the College worked on alternatives. It was decided that food boxes containing typical Christmas Fayre would be delivered instead.
The students worked with their tutors, Fred Reader and Artis Liverpool in the College’s professional kitchens to produce individual seasonal items to go into the boxes. Working tirelessly, they produced 130 portions of Christmas Cake and Stollen and 130 individual Christmas puddings. The team from St Mary’s Church then packed the boxes which are now being distributed to those in need for Christmas.
Nicola Ellis, Faculty Director Built Environment & Service Industries, praised the work " I would like to thank all the staff and students for the work that has gone into making the produce for the food boxes. I know a lot of hard work has gone into this and it is much appreciated".
Clare Rooney, Vice Principal Learning & Quality said “I would like to say a personal thank you to our staff and Catering students for the partnership with St Mary’s Church to produce and deliver these Christmas food boxes. We are enormously proud of the team for the hard work and thought that has gone into sharing a little bit of Christmas with the homeless in Aylesbury”.