STUDENTS at Ayr College donated a huge amount of essential food items for local families in need this Christmas.

A collection drive was launched and promoted by SWAP Social Science students who invited all students and staff within the Ayr Campus to be part of their #OneStudentOneTin campaign to support South Ayrshire Foodbank.

The students’ aim was for other students and staff across the college to donate just one tin of food to help the Foodbank provide three meals, for three days for one person over the festive season.

It comes as donations flood in for South Ayrshire Foodbank over the festive period.

The food was collected on Tuesday, December 10 at the college’s Winter Wonderland Event.

Essential Skills lecturer, Fiona Murray said: “The response to the #OneStudentOneTin campaign has been overwhelming. We have received a tremendous amount of food for the Foodbank.

“The event was a huge success and this was down to the students’ enthusiasm and genuine wish to make a difference.

“As a bonus, the project has meant that the students involved have increased their skills in team working and communications as well as their confidence, all while contributing to a local good cause.”

The foodbank thanked the students for their effort.

A spokesperson for South Ayrshire Foodbank said: “Thank you to Ayrshire College Core Skills class for organising this amazing collection.

“We are so lucky to have such amazing support as this allows us to help people in emergency food crisis.”

Donations can be made at the following drop off points in Ayr Tesco Extra, Whitletts Road at the front of store near exits, Asda, Heathfield Retail Park front of store, Sainsbury’s, Ayr Road, 08.00 – 22.00 at receptionist desk, Nat West Bank, Millar Road ,09.00-16.00, Shelter Scotland, 111 High Street, Nationwide Building Society, 178 High Street, , GP Surgery, Millar Road,Co-op Doonfoot.