Every year, tonnes of edible food and kitchen equipment are left in halls by students moving out. Whilst we encourage everyone to donate to local charities before moving out, RAWKUS are an important part of reducing the waste left behind!
RAWKUS are a group formed of volunteers who are working with the SU, Warwick Accommodation, Warwick Estates and Warwick Volunteers to tackle these issues and reduce waste on campus. At the end of each term, RAWKUS volunteers combine to remove the leftover food that is still in date and edible as well as unwanted goods from Halls of Residence. The food and goods collected are then distributed to local charities in Coventry and Leamington, including food banks.
The collections generally take place in...
- September (during the PG move-out period),
- March (on the first weekend of the Spring holidays), and
- July (on the last weekend of term).
The operation has been running since 2013, and has grown to nearly 50-times its original size, saving over 25 tonnes so far!
RAWKUS also run Disco Soups on and off campus, saving vegetables from local suppliers and creating vegan soups on a pay-as-you-feel basis with all proceeds going to charity.
You can find out more about RAWKUS by visiting their Facebook page or emailing email@example.com.