Home­less cafe gets mas­sive food boost from kind stu­dents

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

KIND-HEARTED stu­dents have given a boost to a char­i­ta­ble pro­ject which helps needy peo­ple.

To­wards the end of last year All Hal­lows Col­lege teach­ing staff set stu­dents a chal­lenge to bring in food to be given to the Tree­house pro­ject.

The en­ter­prise, which runs out of Elim Chris­tian Life Cen­tre on Par­son­age Street, of­fers meals and sup­port to the home­less and helps fam­i­lies strug­gling to sup­port them­selves.

Col­lege prin­ci­pal Tony Billings said the re­sponse from stu­dents was fan­tas­tic.

He said: “It is re­ally pleas­ing to see how our stu­dents trans­late our Chris­tian val­ues into ac­tion and to show they care.

“As a school com­mu­nity we de­cided to sup­port this cause and for each stu­dent to aim to bring in at least one item of nu­tri­tious and non­per­ish­able food.

“We de­cided that we would run this pro­ject within our new house sys­tem and in con­junc­tion with the RE depart­ment.

“We now have four houses in col­lege: Al­pha, Omega, Pax and Ic­thus. Each house had an as­sem­bly in which they were told about the Tree­house pro­ject.

“As al­ways, stu­dents at All Hal­lows demon­strated our core val­ues of com­pas­sion and honourable pur­pose by bring­ing in lots of tins, jars and car­tons of non­per­ish­able food.

“The amount and range of food brought in was huge and I am sure this will go long way to help­ing the less for­tu­nate peo­ple in our com­mu­nity dur­ing th­ese win­ter months.

“A mas­sive thank you to all the fam­i­lies who con­trib­uted, your do­na­tion is much ap­pre­ci­ated.”

●● Ji Chen and Joshua Mock from All Hal­lows with food for the Tree­house pro­ject

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