The Nottingham Trent University Labour society has set up weekly foodbank collection stalls, following the success of their collections over the last weekend.
The new initiative will see three collection points set up across NTU’s City and Clifton campuses.
Students will be able donate food and other essential items between 12pm and 5pm every Wednesday.
Stalls will be located outside the Students Union and Newton Building on City campus, and outside the Pavilion on Clifton Campus.
Donations can include tinned items, cereal, pasta, rice and crisps, UTH milk, and non-food items such as toiletries and cleaning products.
All donations, however big or small, are encouraged in order to help members of the local community during these tough times.
Sam Harris, president of the society, said: “With many family facing extreme financial hardship and local communities seeing a severe strain on their resources, NTU Labour felt that it was very important we played our part within Nottingham’s communities.”
Volunteers have also offered important support to Nottingham communities during the pandemic.
Recently they helped a local resident in Lenton avoid a £250 charge from their landlord by cleaning up their front and back garden. After bonfire night, they picked up litter and debris off of Lenton Rec.
NTU’s Labour society have now set up a weekly collection scheme order to help provide donations to local foodbanks across Nottinghamshire.
Sam added: “Our members have been putting many hours into ensuring local foodbanks have the resources to provide for families and children across the country.”
The weekly collections are just the latest in the efforts of the newly established NTU Community Action Team, which is a collective of NTU Labour members and other students aiming to aid the local community across Nottingham City and Broxtowe.
The group have extended their help to anyone in the community who needs it.
Media officer Lewis Tibbs added: “NTU Labour are proud members of the local community, and we want to help out as much as possible.
“If anyone is in need of support in the local community, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.”
Katherine Harlow, the representative for Young Labour in the East Midlands, showed her supporting, stating: “It is wonderful to work with some amazing students who have shown nothing but commitment and dedication to help their local communities”.
By Robbie Nichols
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