As tighter restrictions once again, came in to force due to the new Omicron variant, South Lanarkshire College turned a negative into a positive by donating over 70 melas to the local Salvation Army. The meals which had been purchased to sell in the College Training Restaurant during the weeks running up to Christmas, were packaged and donated to the Salvation Army after the College lunch programme was cancelled, and they will now be distributed to those in need across the community.

Depute Head of South Lanarkshire College Business Faculty, Karen PhIllips said, “The South Lanarkshire College Training Restaurant, which had just newly reopened, had been fully booked by guests for the Christmas period. External and internal visitors had made arrangements, to have their Christmas lunch prepared and served in the College restaurant in the run up to Christmas. Unfortunately, due to the new wave of Covid, we made the quick decision to cancel the bookings to ensure we kept our staff, students and visitors safe. The Health and wellbeing of everyone, is always our number one priority at South Lanarkshire College”

Karen continued “We were dismayed to find that the food may go to waste, however were delighted to hear that one of our long-acquainted charities, The Salvation Army, could put the meals to good use. Everyone here at South Lanarkshire College wishes all of the people in our community and beyond, a happy, healthy and prosperous festive period.