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UCC food bank runs out just 50 minutes after reopening to students

The Students Union at University College Cork (UCC) has run out of food just 50 minutes after reopening to students.

The food bank reopened as countless students contacted the Students Union over concerns they could not afford food as a result of other costs, mainly rent.

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The UCC Students Union said on Twitter: “UCCSU are disheartened to announce that we are reopening our Students’ Union Food Bank this Wednesday in the Common Room from 5-7 due to increased cost of living”.

However, just a short time later SU President Asha Woodhouse said they had run out of food just 50 minutes after reopening the bank and “have had to turn students away”.

“Heartbreaking to not have enough and to see so many students experiencing food insecurity,” Woodhouse said.

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UCCSU Welfare Officer Caoimhe Walsh said: “We’re getting a lot of students who were ringing me and telling me that once they paid off their rent, they had no money left for food.”

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