Student Food Pantry continues to grow

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Since its launch in April the Food Pantry has gone from strength to strength. As food prices rose and students felt the cost of living crisis more than ever Project Officer, Clodagh Dunne, helped establish the Food Pantry in direct response to the cost of living crisis to support students experiencing food poverty. Funded by the University, students can access 15 grocery/household items for a £5 weekly membership. This has been vital in alleviating stress for students during the current climate.

The pantry began by offering a range of products, from personal hygiene and cleaning products to food cupboard staples. However, since April the pantry has grown into a community hub, working with Campus Food and Drink and the Sustainability team to redistribute end of date food items on Wednesdays and Fridays, this has been a great hit with students.

The pantry has also been working to help end period poverty, working with both the Facilities team and UK charity Heygirl, to provide free period products at the Pantry to those in need, you don’t have to be a member for this service.

The hard work and importance of the pantry is evident through their nomination for an award with NASMA, for Innovative Project of the year. With nearly 150 students signed up in their first few months of opening, the Food Pantry Project has continued to grow.

Since the University was founded in 1881, the mission and values for the advancement of learning and ennoblement of life have been at the heart of all that Liverpool does. The pantry is the embodiment of these values, as a thriving community of generosity, support and sustainability, offering a community hub, a place for advice and support, as well as a cuppa and a chat.

As the pantry continues to support our students and drive positive change across campus, we need your help to support as many students, as quickly as possible. We cannot do it without your help. If you would like to find out how you can support students in need, please visit our Student Fund webpage.

If you would like to find out more information on how Liverpool is supporting its students please see here, or to keep up to date with the pantry's progress follow the team on Instagram: @livunimoneycoaches.