Union Affairs Officer Izzy said “I think everyone is acutely aware of those facing challenging times this year, and this year has shown us how quickly circumstances can change. It feels like this has ignited a real community spirit and energised students to get more involved in the local community and supporting however they can.”
Lotti, LUU’s Community Officer, told us some more about the chosen organisations:
“PAFRAS provide food parcels, hot meals, legal support and case work for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds. The Community Reps highlighted that they would be a good cause to support as they do such valuable work with refugee communities and have been struggling for donations recently.
“Meanwhile, Rainbow Junk-tion is a pay-as-you-feel community café and shop which prevents food from going to waste. They are based in Hyde Park, an area where many students live, and support the local community by reducing food waste and food poverty.”