London Met gives back to local community this Christmas

The Students’ Union is collecting non-perishable food items to donate to those in need.

Date: 13 December 2016

London Met has once again teamed up with Islington foodbank to help those struggling in the local community this festive season.

Both staff and students will be donating non-perishable food products to help stock our local foodbank over the Christmas period. Items include soup, jam, cereal and rice pudding.

Students are also encouraged to get further involved by volunteering at the foodbank, which they can do via London Met’s direct temping website. Volunteering is a great way to help the community and it also looks great on a CV and to prospective employers.

“London Met is a very diverse university in terms of ethnicity and background, and so we wanted to reach out to the local community,” said Florence Onwumere, President of the Students’ Union (SU).

“We think that teaming up with Islington foodbank is a great way to help local people who are struggling at Christmas.”

Islington foodbank is supported by the Trussell Trust foundation, which has over 400 foodbanks throughout the country and works with local communities to prevent UK hunger.

Items should be dropped off at the SU’s foodbank trolley in the main Tower Building reception, Holloway. Donations will be accepted until 19 December.

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