Welfare Services

Welfare Services

Food ASSISTANCE - foodbank & Guild grocer

You should never have to go hungry. Universities Australia (2018) claims roughly 1 in 7 students regularly go without food, so to help mitigate this at QUT we have set up food assistance options for our students.

QUT Guild Food Assistance is available to all QUT students to help you get through till your next payday. 

The services we have available are:

·      Kelvin Grove Guild Grocer - C Block, Level 2

·      Gardens Point Foodbank – X Block, Level 2 (Email foodbank@qutguild.com to arrange a booking)

·      Food Hampers - (Booking required)

Food Assistance is not means tested, it is a temporary assistance measure to support as many students as possible, so if we do see you regularly needing assistance we might refer you to other services.

 

Kelvin Grove Guild Grocer - C Block, Level 2

To access Food Assistance, just pop over to the QUT Guild Kelvin Grove Office (C Block, Level 2) with your QUT student ID card and we can let you in. Our office is open from Monday to Friday, 9 AM - 3:30 PM.

 

Gardens Point Foodbank – X Block, Level 2 (Email booking required)

Alternatively, if you email foodbank@qutguild.com we can set up a time for someone to let you into the Gardens Point Foodbank at X Block, Level 2.

 

Food Hampers

QUT Guild also offers Food Hampers to students who would prefer to pick up a pre-packaged bag of food. Simply make a booking to arrange a pick-up time at The General Store, Kelvin Grove (C Block, Level 4).

 

Donations

QUT Guild buys food as well as receives donations to keep the Foodbank and Guild Grocer as stocked up as they can be. We offer non-perishable items including pasta, rice and cans of vegetables as well as personal hygiene items.

To help our foodbank run successfully, we do accept and welcome donations. We accept food donations as long as they are long life items with an expiry date of at least 3 months or more. Food donations must be new, unused and not damaged. If you would like to make a donation, please email foodbank@qutguild.com or studentsrights@qutguild.com or make a drop off to our Kelvin Grove Office (C Block, Level 2) Monday to Friday 9-3:30.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please use the form here and/or contact finance@qutguild.com. We appreciate any help that we can get from Foodbank donations. Every little bit counts!

Share House Packs

QUT Guild offers Share House Packs to help students who are moving into a new home and are in need of everyday household items and kitchen appliances. The Share House Pack includes a:

  • Crockery Set
  • Cutlery Set
  • Storage Basket
  • Information sheet on Rental Advice and Safety

The Share House Packs can be booked using the link https://qutguild.info/share-house-packs.

Transport Vouchers

For many students, public transport is the easiest way to access our campuses. To help students afford the rising Translink rates, we have collaborated with the Student Advocacy team to provide you with a $10 or $15 goCard voucher. To receive a voucher, please make a booking here: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/QUTGuildAdvocacy@qutguild.com/bookings/

Questions

If you have any questions/comments/queries please email foodbank@qutguild.com