A recent survey of UK students found a monthly shortfall of £439 between the average student’s maintenance loan and living costs. 10% of students recorded having used a food bank in the last academic year and 37% said the cost of living crisis might prevent them from continuing their studies altogether.
It’s against this backdrop that Kent Giving Week 2023 will be supporting our student community by raising £25,000 to provide 10,000 meals for individuals who need them most.
From volunteering your time, fundraising or simply attending an event, there are plenty of ways to get involved, including:
- On Tuesday 21 March, watch local chefs cook low-cost meals at the ‘In the Kitchen Cooking Show’. There will be opportunities to try the food and the first 100 students to register get to go for free!
- On Thursday 23 March, walk, dance, scoot or run ‘5k Your Way’ for free with a student ticket. Register now.
If you are facing financial hardship, please see support available to you and contacts on our cost of living web pages.