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Foodbank/Food Donation

The College is participating in monthly collections for food donations to help local foodbanks in your area. These collections are vital for those in need and the foodbank rely on the local community to assist those who reach crisis point and are unable to provide food for themselves or families.

To find out how to make referrals to your local foodbanks select the website of your local foodbank below:

Ballymoney – https://ballymoney.foodbank.org.uk/

Ballymena – https://ballymena.foodbank.org.uk/

Coleraine – https://causeway.foodbank.org.uk/

Magherafelt – https://magherafelt.foodbank.org.uk/

Newtownabbey – https://newtownabbey.foodbank.org.uk/

You can also find out what food items are needed by clicking the 'give help' and 'donate food' tab for the latest lists of food items required. 

To date (15 June 2022) the amount that each individual campus has collected over the last 5 months is as follows:

  • Ballymoney Campus – 385
  • Coleraine Campus – 340
  • Farm Lodge Campus – 172
  • Magherafelt Campus - 111
  • Newtownabbey Campus – 191
  • Trostan Campus – 367

The amount of items donated across all campuses has been a total of


The Trussell Trust are a charity who support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. They support more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.

Between April 2019 and March 2020, food banks for the Trussell Trust provided a record 1.9 million food supplies to people in crisis, an 18% increase on the previous year and during the coronavirus pandemic food banks have seen need rise even further. You can find out more about the impact of our work during the pandemic in our latest report.

They recently launched a five year strategic plan.

Their Vision

Is for a UK without the need for food banks.

Find out more about the Trussell Trust at https://www.trusselltrust.org/