FoodSharing Hub

Foodsharing Hub

The Foodshare hub is located on the ground floor of the Students’ Union building opposite bookends, it can be accessed whenever the Students’ Union building is open. Volunteers form Shared Planet regularly restock the shelves and fridge with donated food collected from supermarkets. This is generally food which has past its best before date but is still considered safe for consumption or items from damaged multipacks or discontinued product lines.

The aim is to reduce food waste and provide some food for Students’ to help themselves to for free.

 

How can I volunteer?

We are always looking for more volunteers, the more who volunteer the more collections we can make and this means more food can be saved! Email shared.planet@ausa.org.uk to get involved, receive an induction, and get collecting as much or as little as fits your schedule. We also need volunteers regularly check and clean the unit and dispose of empty boxes.

 

Can I donate my own food?

Yes, but there are a few important rules.

  • Do not donate any expired food with a “USE BY” date. Items with a “Best Before”, “Display Until” or “Sell by” date are fine
  • Do not donate open packages or half used items
  • No Frozen food
  • Follow current COVID guidelines and use the Hand sanitizer provided