Helping students in need
UWA is offering help to students who are struggling to make ends meet.
It launched a student Food Pantry last year that aims to provide basic short-term food relief for students experiencing food insecurity and financial hardship.
It provides non-perishable food items such as rice, dried fruit, pasta, UHT milk, cereal, soup, chickpeas and tuna.
UWA Guild welfare officer Tyson Mcewan said students could access the confidential service by showing their student card at Student Assist or the Guild Student Centre.
“I meet students every day that are struggling to afford the basics, so I hope this initiative helps fill this gap and makes a tangible difference to these students’ lives,” Mr Mcewan said.
Over the past year, an average of 50 students used the Guild Food Pantry each month, with numbers on the rise as awareness spreads.
The UWA Student Guild also offers free independent counselling, meal vouchers, interest-free loans and free fruit during Welfare Week and Soup & Support events.
UWA Student Guild welfare officer Tyson Mcewan stocking the Food Pantry.