R.E.A.L. Community Spirit
Learners and staff from City Hub recently gave back to the Sneinton community by volunteering in the local ‘social supermarket,’ Foodprint.
Foodprint is based on Sneinton Road, and is run by a group of students from the University of Nottingham and members of Enactus (a non-profit organization made up of students, academics and business leaders who aim to use entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need).
The ‘social supermarket’ collects edible, leftover food from supermarkets, local businesses and wholesalers that would otherwise be thrown away. The food is then made available to the public as cheaply and sustainably as possible.
R.E.A.L. tutors Maie Jost, Sarah D’sa and Vickie Reid regularly visit the open-to-the-public shop with their learners. Maie said: “When we visit Foodprint we always ask if they need any help – that particular week they said yes. We helped weigh products, stock shelves and price up each product.
“It felt really good to give back to such a good cause – the learners had a great time whilst also learning some real life skills.”