A FOOD to go initiative to help students beat the cost of living crisis has been launched at Forth Valley College.

Launched by the college’s hospitality department, the service will be available from Monday, November 20 and will allow students to access healthy food for free.

FVC Food To Go will see any food left over after daily refectory services bagged up and offered to students at no cost at the end of the day.

The scheme has been inspired by the Too Good To Go initiative offered by some supermarkets and retailers.

Gareth Davies, FVC’s chef manager, said: “We are always looking for ways to help the students, especially as the cost of living is still a major concern for most people.

“We were conscious that at the end of each day, all our refectories had food that we had to dispose of, but we thought that there must be a way to distribute this to help our students, so we came up with FVC Food to Go.

“Obviously it going to depend on just what we have left at the end of each day.

“But for some students, just to know that we can offer them something, will be a real comfort during the winter ahead.

“I really believe it will be a great support to the students and another great story for the College to be shouting about.”

This initiative will make the only college in Scotland where students could potentially source three free meals a day.

The bagged-up food will be on the table on each campus alongside the free breakfast and lunch, operating on a first come, first served basis.