London Met helps local foodbank

Staff and students made over 100 food donations last month to help those in need.

Date: 22 January 2016

Last month London Metropolitan University partnered with Islington food bank taking food donations to help our local community over the pressured festive period.

This was a campaign organised by the Students’ Union and Student Services which ran from 7-18 December.

Over 100 donations were made to Islington foodbank and then donated to local people in need last Christmas. Donations included tinned food, coffee and biscuits.

London Met would like to say a huge thank you to all staff and students who got involved and donated to the collection. It was greatly appreciated by those who received it. Special thanks to the Widening Participation team and the UK Schools and Events team who got into the festive spirit by encouraging most of their teams to donate food items.

You can still donate to the Islington foodbank throughout the year as there is still need in our local community. You can find a list of donation guidelines on their website.

You can also volunteer at the foodbank through the University's direct temping page.

Food is donated, sorted and distributed by volunteers and care professionals including doctors, health visitors, social workers and police officers identify people in crisis and issue foodbank vouchers.

Foodbank donations in SU office