The Corporation nightclub will be giving out a free drink to any students who donate items to a local foodbank tonight.

The Social Circle Events and Corporation have teamed up with the Sheffield S6 Foodbank and are asking customers to bring a non-perishable item of food to their ‘SKINT Wednesdays’ event later tonight.

In particular, the foodbank is looking for tinned items such as tomatoes, beans and soup as well as staples like rice and pasta.

Ciaran Gallagher, the event manager, said: “With the current cost-of-living crisis, we wanted to do something a little bit different and give students the opportunity to give back to their new community.

“The S6 Foodbank do some incredible work and we’ve been blown away by the positive response so far.”

The S6 Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s nationwide network of foodbanks aiming to help people through the difficult cost of living crisis.

The Trust delivered over 60,000 emergency food packages in Sheffield in the financial year ending March 2022, higher than any other city in the UK.

It is more than three times the amount that was delivered in the city in the year prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With sharp rises in the costs of energy, food and other essentials, the increasing reliance on foodbanks and similar organisations doesn’t look like it is declining.

Coun Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “These are difficult times for many people who are facing hardship this winter.

“I’m grateful for the support and expertise of the voluntary, community and faith organisations in the city. Their contribution is invaluable.”

To donate or find more information on the work of the S6 Foodbank, visit: Sheffield S6 Foodbank | Helping Local People in Crisis