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Stafford College's Riverbank Restaurant teams up with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to offer hot meals to local residents

On Wednesday 25 January, staff and students from NSCG Stafford College's Hospitality and Catering department threw open the doors of The Riverbank Restaurant to offer hot meals and a warm space to local residents, as part of the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service's Be Safe, Be Warm initiative.

In the first of a number of community lunches, staff and students came together to create, plan and serve a delicious meal for the group, whilst Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and representatives from the police and military chatted to residents to create a warm and welcoming event.

Assistant Director for Curriculum and Head of Progression Studies at Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG), Navarda Garside said: “We are so pleased to have been asked to get involved in the 'Be Warm. Be Safe' campaign alongside Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to offer delicious lunches to residents across the Stafford area.

NSCG Stafford College are proud to be part of the local community and we're fully aware of how challenging a time it is for many residents. On hearing about this amazing initiative, we jumped at the chance to offer freshly cooked hot meals, planned and prepared by our talented Hospitality and Catering learners in the Riverbank Restaurant kitchens at Stafford College. This is a brilliant opportunity for the students to work closely on such an important initiative. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to a future community lunch."