Staff and students boost foodbank supplies

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Date posted

20 December 2016

11:13

STUDENTS and staff at Edinburgh Napier University have boosted the supplies of a local foodbank to help prevent people going hungry over the festive season.
  

An appeal led by the university’s Students’ Association amassed more than 750kg of tins, jars and packs of foodstuffs to help those in crisis within the community.


The food has been transported from the Merchiston campus to the Edinburgh Central Foodbank, part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network.

Rojan Subramani, President of Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association, said: “Our students and staff really care about their community, and this has been underlined by the enthusiastic response to this appeal.

“We hope our efforts will go some way towards helping those who are struggling to feed their families, heat their homes and put food on the table.”

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Non-perishable food items were collected at all three of Edinburgh Napier’s city campuses between November 15 and December 15.

Jim Robertson, Scotland Development Officer for the Trussell Trust, said: “We’re really grateful to the students and staff of Edinburgh Napier University for the donation to Edinburgh Central Foodbank, which is one of 52 Trussell Trust foodbanks helping people across Scotland who would otherwise face hunger. 

“This generosity will help Edinburgh Central Foodbank provide vital food and support to people who are struggling during what could be our busiest December yet.”