Students volunteer for Good Deed Day

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Chelsea Clews and Holly Goodyear at the collection in the Students' Union

Chelsea Clews and Holly Goodyear at the collection in the Students’ Union

Students from across Liverpool will be doing their good deed today by teaming up with community groups and raising awareness about food poverty.

Food collection points have been set up in the Liverpool Students’ Union, the Guild of Students and Liverpool College between 10am and 4pm today, which is known as ‘Good Deed Day’, to coincide with national Student Volunteer Week.

Volunteers from John Moores Students’ Union told JMU Journalism about how their Good Deed Day was going.

Chelsea Clews said: “We have had a big response so far. It has been really good to see so many people helping out.”

Holly Goodyear added: “Every person who has come to donate food has left a lot. It hasn’t just been one or two things here and there. For example, the last person who came left a whole box full of food. It’s great.”

All food collected will be donated to the Central and South Liverpool Foodbanks, which provides food hampers for those affected by poverty.

Last year, Central and South Liverpool Foodbanks fed over 12,000 people.

The charity has provided a list of suitable foods which can be donated to the Students’ Union. These items include:

• Milk (UHT or powdered)

• Sugar (500g)

• Soup

• Pasta sauces

• Sponge pudding (tinned)

• Tinned tomatoes

• Cereals

• Tea and instant coffee

• Instant mash

• Rice/pasta

• Tinned meat/fish

• Tinned vegetables

• Tinned fruit

• Jam

• Biscuits/snack bars

 

About Lisa Kerr, JMU Journalism