Our Advice Service and Working-Class Network are working collaboratively to ensure all students at Imperial College experiencing financial hardship have access to food banks across the UK.
We have partnered with The Trussell Trust – a national network of food banks providing emergency food and support for people facing poverty - to ensure all Imperial students have access to food banks should the need arise.
If you’re struggling to afford food, especially given the current cost of living crisis, you can now reach out to our Advice Service or the Working-Class Network who will be able to issue an e-voucher for your local food bank. Here, you will be able to collect a parcel containing three days' worth of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable foods. Hygiene products and toiletries may be provided subject to availability. A typical food parcel may contain long life milk, pasta, tinned vegetables and fruit, tea or coffee, biscuits, and soup. If you cannot access your nearest food bank, delivery may be available although not guaranteed.
Practical guidance and support are available from trained volunteers at each food bank. They will take the time to listen and offer guidance to help tackle the reasons for your referral. The Advice Service and Working-Class Network will also be able to signpost you to the relevant financial support services at Imperial College to help you get back on your feet. All requests are strictly confidential.
Please remember you are not alone - food poverty impacts over 5 million people across the UK. We are here to ensure that you always have access to food and that you are not disadvantaged in your studies because of a lack of essentials. Please reach out.