Bluebird Brekkie and Night Owl Noodles have been providing delicious free meals on campus for ten years. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current fucked prices of groceries, food insecurity has dramatically increased for students, creating a significant barrier to our success. So, we looked at how we could help. By harnessing the powers of charitable corporate donations, food wastage, and the kind spirit of the UTS community, we have been able to collect a wide range of items to give out to you (free of charge!) in the pantry.
Bluebird launches Student Food Pantry
The UTSSA is proud to announce that we will officially be launching the Bluebird Pantry on campus this Spring semester. Grounded in the principle of Mutual Aid, it is a student-run service offering free food and essential items — no strings attached.
"For us students this is an amazing service to have on campus. The trial of the pantry last semester was a great success. Heaps of you discovered the pantry tucked away behind the food court, and were able to benefit from the supplies we had on offer. I am excited for this service to grow and change with the input of UTS students for years to come!" said Anna, UTSSA President.
Our stock is subject to change because it is all donated. However, this is what you are likely to find if you come in:
- Canned foods (Think tuna, veggies, beans, soup, tomatoes, etc.)
- Fresh herbs and veggies
- Some nice carbs (Rice, pasta, noodles and maybe bread)
- Coffee, tea, milk and biscuits
- Laundry detergent and dishwashing powder
- Condoms (and hopefully other contraception items in the future)
- Pads and even reusable period underwear (come quick before they are all taken)!