Local charity gives students food for thought

15 February, 2022 3:54 pm

Local charity, Resurrected Bites, is fuelling awareness of food waste by discussing its global environmental impact with college students.

A volunteer from the charity, Polli Appleyard, visited the college to speak to learners about the work they do, poverty in the UK and how reducing food waste can alleviate this. 

27 learners attended the talk, including hospitality students for whom the event contributed to their course.

The guest speaker sparked a change in opinions amongst students, with 90% saying they would change some actions as a result of the talk. Two students were so inspired by the work done by the charity that they made requests to volunteer with the organisation.

Polli spoke about the charity’s ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe, its food waste shop, food bank and food delivery service.

Polli commented: “Visiting Harrogate College to introduce the work and scope of Resurrected Bites was fantastic. The students were incredibly interested to learn about food waste issues and donated 83 food items to our warehouse.”

The guest speaking event was organised by the college’s Youth Social Action Apprentice, Florence Clarke Drayson, who is committed to raising students’ awareness of social issues and encouraging them to get involved in community projects.