A Scots university is offering all students and staff a free breakfast and hot drink every weekday amid the struggles of the cost of living crisis.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) will launch the new initiative from Monday in a bid to help those on campus with the rising costs of basic bills and shopping.
Hot breakfast, fruit and a cup of tea or coffee will be on offer in the university’s George Moore restaurant.
The scheme has been launched in partnership with Baxter Storey and is initially expected to last until the end of February 2023.
Students and staff will have access to the free offerings from 8am to 11am each weekday with an extra counter being set up to help cope with demand.
The full list of options will include baked beans or scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast; porridge with fruit compote, honey or golden syrup – all with gluten-free options available, on request. Staff and students also have the option of fruit and a hot drink.
GCU’s principal and vice-chancellor professor Pamela Gillies said: “We know that the cost of living crisis has made this a particularly challenging time for our University community.
“This GCU initiative will provide our students and staff with the opportunity to start their day with a free, healthy, and warming breakfast.”
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