Uni lads full of beans for Foodbank

October 09, 2020

With Lancashire in local lockdown and a possible second peak looming, four Lancaster University students (Mo, Ed, Dom & Chris) aka the 'Scotforth Scallywags', decided they wanted to do something to support the local community.

Recognising that they live a relatively comfortable lifestyle, even in the absence of their Mums’ cooking, they decided to set themselves a challenge; to eat beans for a week and donate the difference between the cost of their normal weekly shop and the cash spent on beans. The donation will be made to Morecambe foodbank, thereby literally putting their money where their mouths are.

The Scallywags are eating a basic bean-based diet, predominantly baked beans, but mixing it up with other tinned bean variants and you can follow their progress via facebook fundraisers or the Morecambe Bay Foodbank facebook page. To date they have raised £970 toward their £1000 target.

Members of the City Church in Lancaster, which three of the group attend, are supporting them by restricting their budget to £10 per person for the week and donating what they have saved off their weekly food bill to the food bank.

A spokesperson for Morecambe Bay Foodbank said ‘This is a marvellous gesture and we are very grateful to the Scallywags and all involved. We can assure them that the money raised will be used to support local families in need.’