Stirling students to receive free breakfasts

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Stirling Students’ Union is set to provide students with a free breakfast from Studio every Wednesday from 9am until 10:30am.

Alongside tea or coffee, students can grab toast with butter and jam, cereal (Cornflakes or Rice Krispies) or porridge.

Vegan and gluten-free options will also be available.

This builds on the Union’s Community Food Initiative which launched last semester. This saw the opening of a community fridge to alleviate food poverty and financial stress amid the cost of living crisis.

Vice President Communities Jess Reid (left) and Union President Tash Miller (right) at the launch of the community fridge. Image Credit: Stirling Students’ Union

Jess Reid, Vice President Communities, said: “We are excited to be launching our free breakfasts as part of the Community Food Initiative, which will go on until the end of semester before taking a break for the Summer.

“We know from Broke Report published by NUS Scotland last year and the work of our local student-led Stir the Pot campaign that students are worried about affording food.

“We hope these free breakfasts will play a role in alleviating some of the financial struggles students face and are in the process of working with several student societies including VERA and Stir the Pot to develop long term plans for the Community Food Initiative.”

Stir the Pot, a Stirling-based campaign group focusing on student food poverty, have praised the rollout of free breakfasts saying: “This is a fantastic scheme! Please let us know if we can help in any way as we would love to be involved.”

Featured Image Credit: Carlin Braun / Brig Newspaper

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