NUST Food Bank
NUST Food Bank is an initiative undertaken on the directions of worthy Rector under Student Affairs Directorate / Community Services Club. It aims to inculcate empathy and compassion in the affluent segment of the society towards the underprivileged. It aims to encourage the resourceful people/organizations with abundant food to donate the surplus to those who often sleep with an empty stomach. ‘Froods’ is run purely by NUST students, who collect the food and distribute it among the impoverished through its Food Bank. It also aims to curtail the enormous wastage of food from marriage halls and food outlets by collecting excess food at the end of the day and distributing it among the needy with responsibility and ensuring the sanctity of human dignity. ‘Froods’ is a non-profit, charitable organization that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough to avoid hunger.
1st Distribution: Within NUST on 27th Jan 2020 by NUST Community Services Club (NCSC) to approx. 50 x NG Staff of NUST. It was distributed near MRC/SMME at 1300 hours. A private donor from Islamabad donated a ‘deg’ of peas palao, which was packed by NCSC team in styrofoam boxes.
Within NUST premises: Approx 60 individuals were given food during each drive duly packed in styrofoam boxes.
Outside NUST premises: Approx 60 individuals were given food at Christian Colony / near H-9 graveyard on 4th Feb 2020 duly packed in styrofoam boxes (‘Vegetable Palao’)