Barton Peveril Sixth Form College and Man v Fat Football and Weight Loss have announced their collaborative efforts to feed homeless people in Southampton and Eastleigh.

The team-up between the college and weight loss charity saw about 100 meals prepared, cooked, and distributed to some less fortunate individuals within the community.

The hot meals were delivered to nearby locations to ensure those most in need were included during the holiday season.

The college not only provided the essential facilities but also generously contributed some of the ingredients and packaging, demonstrating its commitment to making a difference in the community.

Acknowledging the importance of the venture, the college extended the invitation to its food suppliers, encouraging their active participation in the scheme.

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This resulted in Bidfood - a national supplier - donating the meat and another local company, Adams, donating the vegetables.

The event will be overseen by former chef and current Business Manager for Catering and Retail, James Lacey, and the football team coach and nutritionist Melanie Bryant, both of whom have invested significant effort to guarantee the success of this initiative.

Vice Principal Chris Loveday said: “Working with James and Melanie to deliver such an amazing provision to those who need it the most is extremely rewarding.

“At Barton Peveril, we are keen to support our community and make a difference.”

The college principal Rob Temple added: “I am delighted that we could support this initiative and enable good, well-prepared food to reach some of those most in need.

“It’s been wonderful to see individuals and organisations from across the community come together in service of such a good cause.”

As part of the broader vision, Barton Peveril aims to replicate this initiative on a termly basis this year, with the goal of transitioning to a monthly schedule in the upcoming year.

This commitment reflects the institutions’ dedication to fostering positive change and addressing the immediate needs of the community.