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Community Cupboard

Take what you need, give what you can.

Take what you need, give what you can.

What is the Community Cupboard?

As part of your President, Maisie Kelly's, priorities we have started our brand new Community Cupboard, to help in anyway we can towards students' facing hardship in the cost of living crisis. It is a cupboard located in the Students' Union (SMR) where anyone can come along and pick up a couple of items to help them get by. The cupboard is stocked up regularly by UWLSU with essentials and non perishable items, and we also accept donations to add a little extra to the supply.

Who can take items?

Any UWL student is free to use the Community Cupboard. It has been created for anyone that needs a helping hand. We ask that you please be considerate of others and stick to a 2-3 item limit, to make sure everyone gets a chance to utilise the cupboard.

Please note: the Community Cupboard is open between 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

Struggling right now + need more support?

UWL Student Advice can help with money advice + applying for extra funding. If you are struggling with Student Finance or Funding, contact If you need financial support from the university or want to know about hardship funds, email You can also explore all services + how different teams can help at

What can I donate?

We appreciate any donations anyone can give to help others! All food donated needs go be non perishable and in date. Please drop all donations to the SU Front Desk, where staff can also help if you're unsure. Here are some examples of good donations:

  • Canned food, e.g. tomatoes, fruit, veg, soup
  • Dried ingredients, e.g. pasta, rice
  • Cereal
  • Jars, e.g. sauces, jam, baby food
  • Instant noodles
  • Toiletries, e.g. bar soap, toothpaste, deodorant