Food needed to stock student larders

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Ali is our Wellbeing Promotion Officer. She promotes wellbeing (consistent with her title). Be more like Ali.

Alis is responsible for the management of many of the activities over at OASIS – the student community wellbeing centre. This includes the Flinders Market, the Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program, RUOK day, and other such activities.

She just launched a new food drive program to assist students who find the holiday period a little difficult in terms of being able to access low-cost but good quality food.

It was recently profiled over at Flinders In Touch. I’ve unashamedly reproduced the post below (remember – plagiarism is bad mmkay).

Spoiler: donations of any tinned, wrapped or packaged non-perishable food are sought. You can make a donation at one of a number of bins across campus ā€“ located at Oasis, Registry staff room, Sturt staff room and beside Local Brew (the Law Courtyard coffee shop).

“Many students rely on the weekly Flinders Community Market at the Oasis Centre to obtain a variety of free and low-cost food items. However, once the exam period is over, the market goes into hibernation until the start of semester 1 in 2019, leaving many students in need of affordable food.

Flinders staff members are being encouraged to help students over this holiday period by donating any tinned, wrapped or packaged non-perishable food at a range of donation bins across campus ā€“ located at Oasis, Registry staff room, Sturt staff room and beside Local Brew (the Law Courtyard coffee shop) {Rich students are also encouraged to donate}.

It will make an enormous difference to students on very low incomes if staff are able to provide any spare food from their homes (please ensure they are still-in-date items), or perhaps buy two items on sale during a visit to the supermarket and donate one for student distribution.

Ali Barnes, Wellbeing Promotion Officer at Oasis, says that interested donors are welcome to come to Oasis and learn some heart-warming stories about where their food goes and the people who benefit from receiving the donations.”

 

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