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Strath Union want to help as much as we can so in partnership with Strathclyde University Foodbank Society, we are launching Strath Pantry.

Strath Pantry

Strath Union want to help as much as we can so in partnership with Strathclyde University Foodbank Society, we are launching Strath Pantry.

What is Strath Pantry?

We are all increasingly feeling the impact of the cost-of-living crisis as winter progresses, and this is just an extra worry that our students are dealing with on top of submission deadline and exam pressure. According to the November 2022 survey by the National Union of Students (NUS), 11 per cent of students are now using food banks and almost all respondents to the NUS survey (96 per cent) said they were cutting back in some way, while a third of students reported living on less than £50 a month after paying their rent and bills.

Strath Union want to help as much as we can so in partnership with Strathclyde University Foodbank Society, we are launching Strath Pantry. This is open on Level 1 of the Union in the first yellow kitchen after Re:Store.

Who can access the Pantry?

The Pantry will be available to any student that needs it without question or judgement, at any time the Union is open. You can find our opening hours here.

How can I get involved?

If you have any unopened non-perishable items that you are not going to use then please consider donating them to the pantry or if you are in position where you can afford to add an extra item of 2 to you shopping to support you fellow students then please do so.

Where can I donate?

Please drop off donations at the Welcome Desk on Level 1.

What items are accepted?

Suggested items include:

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Fruit Juice
  • Tea/coffee
  • Biscuit
  • UHT milk
  • Tinned goods
  • Lentils, beans, pulses
  • Toiletries
  • Hygience and household items

Any items left at the end of term as we close for the winter break will be donated by the Foodbank Society to the Trussel Trust North East Glasgow Foodbank. A list of food items typically included in an emergency food box provided by a Trussel Trust foodbank can be found here. They also accept non-food items such as toiletries, sanitary products and household items, a list can be found here.

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