Students struggling to afford the necessities.
Students at University College Cork seeking food parcels have been turned away from the Students' Union food bank as supplies ran out in 50 minutes.
Student leaders are now appealing for immediate government support for those experiencing financial instability while in college.
President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Claire Austic, says the high cost of attending university is creating demand for services like this
UCC’s food bank ran out within 50 minutes of being opened this evening. Over 100 students attended, versus the 20 students per week that needed the service when it was first set up in 2019. https://t.co/S3KbERgavO— Ellen O'Regan (@ellenoregan) October 6, 2021