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HEALTHY: food parcels are being delivered to lockdown students

HEALTHY: food parcels are being delivered to lockdown students

HEALTHY: food parcels are being delivered to lockdown students

Acouple of weeks ago an old university friend of mine, whose daughter has just begun her first year of studying, sent me a message to say that her girl, and everyone else in her halls of residence, has been put into isolation after a few of their housemates tested positive for Covid-19.

Her daughter is the first of her four children to leave home and go off to study - a worrying experience for parents at the best of times - but, given current circumstances, even more so.

This week another text pinged on my phone from my friend, with a photo attached of the food her girl had been provided with by the university in question. For a fairly hefty amount of money, they were delivering food parcels to all the students each day - a mixed bundle of tinned soup, pre-packed sandwiches, crisps and bread with a small nod to fresh fruit and vegetables in the shape of a bag of bright green apples.