• April 6, 2018
An AUT student arrives freshly from the Food Pantry. Photo: Supplied
The AUT student association has a new initiative delivering nutritious food to the University’s community.
AUT students and staff will have access to food, living essentials, and cleaning products for free from the ‘Foodie Godmother’
“We wanted to get a name that was somewhat marketable, and I remember when I was at university I’d always call my mum. So the pantry is a sort of godmother to the students,” said Nadine Tupp, acting AUTSA president.
The pantry has been set up in all AUT campuses to be sure that students benefit equally from the new initiative.
Ms Tupp spoke about who the food pantry was primarily aimed at, students who are struggling and AUT staff.
The Food Pantry will be especially helpful to those students living in university halls, or if they are short on money.
Students are welcoming the new addition to the AUTSA office, but many said they were not aware that it existed.
The food pantry are now looking into further sponsorship.
“My Menstrual Cup gave the food pantry a discount for bulk purchases, as well as My Food Bag NZ gave them some healthy food products,” said Ms Tupp.