Foodbank stocks have been boosted by unused canteen products from colleges across the Highlands and Islands university network.
To prevent the spread of infection, campuses have been shutting their doors this week, meaning catering staff have been left with an abundance of goods.
They have since donated fruit, vegetables, pasta, milk, bread and eggs to charities around the region.
Theresa Bain, Argyll College UHI’s Oban learning centre manager, said: “We have a practical teaching kitchen on site which doubles as a staff and student canteen.
“We had a lot of food in reserve for future cooking and our principal, Martin Jones, was keen to donate our reserves to a local food bank.”
She delivered supplies to Hope Kitchen, a well known charitable organisation in Oban which provides hot meals and food parcels to those in need.
Ms Bain added: “The charity was extremely grateful for the help. They were particularly pleased to get pasta as there was none to be had in Oban – and yeast sachets, as they could use them to bake their own bread.”
Orkney College donated items to Orkney food bank, Inverness college gave provisions to Inverness Foodstuff at Ness Bank Church, West Highland gifted produce to Lochaber foodbank and Perth college handed over supplies to Anchor House.
Moray College also donated to Moray food bank.