University of Canterbury Engineering Society president Carl
Shrimpton unloads the cans of food it donated to the
Salvation Army on Saturday. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Dwindling supplies at Dunedin foodbanks have been
bolstered with more than 1000 cans from participants in the
Salvation Army Captain Susan McGregor said the contributions
had certainly helped the foodbank, which was out of food.
She saw the donations as a great way to put a positive light
on a negative event.
"It's a commendable idea for them to do this," Each
participant had been required to bring two cans which were
delivered to foodbanks on Saturday afternoon.
Cans had also been donated to the Otago University Students
Association foodbank and Anglican Family Care.