20 Dec 2017
LSU Christmas Food Drive reaches new records
Loughborough Students’ Union Action team set themselves a new record this year as part of their annual Christmas food drive to support local charities.
Over 15,000 items of food, clothing and dog food were accumulated throughout the campaign from staff and students at the University – with 2,000 more items collected than the previous year.
A number of initiatives were carried out to collect the donations. This included over 60 shoeboxes being filled with gifts by staff and students to be given out to residents on Christmas Day at the Falcon Centre, as well as a ‘Bring a tin to get in’ night at the LSU which gave students free entry to the club if they brought a tin of food with them.
In addition, a number of Action volunteers rallied around the different halls of residence at the University to collect items as part of a competition to see which halls could donate the most non-perishable items.
All of the contributions have been donated to a number of local charities including Shepshed Food Bank, Exaireo Trust, The Falcon Centre, College Garth Kennels, The Bridge and Carpenter’s Arms.
Anna Milewska, LSU Action Officer, said of the campaign:
“Our students never fail to amaze me, I am so proud to show people in our community and beyond that Loughborough University students do so much good for others and we should appreciate all the time and effort they give to others alongside doing their degrees.”