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    Have option to give food to a foodbank with leftover money on your campus card.

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      I want there to be an option for catered students to use any leftover money at the end of the week, to buy food for our local food bank. Often students end up trying to buy food so that they don't waste the money so why don't we give them another option that helps our community. Each year the amount of people who depend on food banks to get by is increasing. Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons.
    Una Markham
    8:29am on 15 Mar 16 Surely any left over money should stay with the student to use as he/she wishes? After all, it is the student's money. The student should be allowed to spend it as and when he/she wants. I think it is a disgrace that this money has been lost if not used and that is what should be changed.
    Lewis Roach
    3:16pm on 17 Mar 16 My understanding is that the money on catered students cards is part of the cost of the accommodation. It is only given because the university can guarantee that it will be spent on university food. The money on the card is not the students money to spend. At least that's how I think of it, and so I see it as harsh to go against what is already quite a good deal.
    Katharine Davey
    1:48pm on 21 Mar 16 Thank you for your comments. This idea was put to a Campaign Vote. Voting took place during week 10 (from Monday, 14th March until Friday, 18th March). 408 votes were cast and this was the winning campaign idea with 249 votes. RUSU will now campaign on this idea for two years (until March 2018), or until change has been achieved.

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