Earlier this month AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) launched its new wellness initiative, Foodie Godmother, which has proved popular with AUT students.
In the first week of its opening, over 70 students took items from one of Foodie Godmother’s three food pantries.
For those who don’t know, Foodie Godmother is a free food pantry located in every AUTSA office (one on all three AUT campuses). It has been set up to provide food and living essentials to students in need.
As part of the initiative, a garden has also been planted on AUT’s North and City Campuses (South coming soon). When fully grown, students will be able to take home fresh produce and herbs.
According to Nadine Tupp, AUTSA’s Acting Student President, the new initiative is helping to support AUT students along their journeys.
“I am so excited about AUTSA’s Foodie Godmother initiative, as now all students not only have the opportunity to take a few items from the pantry or community gardens when in need, but can also donate to the pantry and help foster a positive community environment in AUTSA and AUT.”
The pantry is being run off donations and sponsorship and all companies, students and staff are welcome to donate any unopened food items or other items that may be useful to students. To donate, simply drop off the goods to any AUTSA office.
Alternatively, people are welcome to make a financial donation to the Foodie Godmother bank account: 06-0158-00030680-025.
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