Students' Union Food Hub
In 2014, we set up the FoodHub due to the increased demand from students who were facing short-term financial hardship and difficulty in buying food and daily essentials. Our aim as a Students’ Union is to support and advise our students, so working alongside student volunteers, we developed the FoodHub.
The FoodHub is supported by donations from Staffordshire University, students and staff, external donors, and fundraising events. We believe that the FoodHub is a critical part of our service. It provides a backstop for our students while we work with them to identify additional funding options to empower them to maximise their income.
We’re always happy to talk about the work of the FoodHub and promote what we do. In 2019, we spoke with the BBC and earlier this year we were interviewed by The Guardian.
Ultimately, our aim is simple: we want to provide our students with immediate access to food while working through longer-term solutions.
Using the FoodHub
Our friendly team are here to support you. If you're struggling with your finances or need access to our FoodHub service, please get in touch.
- Book an appointment with the Students' Union Advice Team
- Speak with one of our advisers, who will support you to get access to our FoodHub, as well as offering money advice
- The adviser will tell you where you need to go to get your FoodHub bag which will contain enough food to last you a couple of days.
We're currently implementing new donation points across campus but in the meantime, you can donate any items to our FoodHub donation stations at:
- Students' Union reception
- Leek Road shop
- Student Hub
- Brindley Food Court
Sometimes we receive items which we're not necessarily able to use for the FoodHub or we have items which have gone beyond their Best Before Date. To make sure that we are not wasting food which might otherwise go to a good home, we partner with a local hostel for homeless people and Affordable Food Stoke who have a mission to reduce food waste and to feed families for less.