Students roll up their sleeves for local charity
Students at The Manchester College put their catering skills to good use when they visited the Beacon drop-in centre on Bloom Street in Manchester city centre to prepare and serve lunch to the city’s homeless people.
Run by homeless charity, Barnabus, the Beacon supports 500 homeless and vulnerable people from across the city every week and the charity were delighted to open their kitchen to our students for the day.
Neil Cornthwaite, centre manager, said: “The students did a great job. They were professional in their work and gave us some delicious food!”
This has been a really good experience, I’ve learnt a lot. It’s a great opportunity for me to give something back to the local community.
The students prepared a delicious meal of soups, sandwiches and cake which they served to over 50 people. While at the centre, the students took the opportunity to speak to some of the people they served.
Student, Sammy Mahmoud, said: “This has been a really good experience, I’ve learnt a lot. It’s a great opportunity for me to give something back to the local community.”
The visit to the Beacon was the first stop in the college’s week-long event, Be Amazing Manchester, showcasing the skills that The Manchester College students are learning while giving something back to the community.