Undie 500 delivers for foodbanks

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.
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 Undie 500.

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.

rebecca.fox@odt.co.nz

1000 cans is quite commendable

Your newspapers' view on students as a whole lends a bias away from the positive stories. The caption should have said "unloads some of the 1,000 cans of food". By grouping this story with the rest, showing Carl with a single box and reporting "unloads the cans of food" creates a simple perception that will be accepted by those skimming the stories. According to you only 10% of those arrested were University of Canterbury students after all. You also hid the e-Waste story on page 26 last week and turned the 35 tonnes of recovery - an excellent result by everyone involved - on its head by reporting it came up short. Come on team.