Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
IN-14: Food Bank

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Luc Sauvé
Director General
Student Services
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Does the institution host a food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger and poverty among students?:

A brief description of the food bank, pantry, or equivalent resource:

Each year, an amount of $70,000 is distributed to students as part of the Fondation FORCE’s food aid program. This amount is given as prepaid cards for the purchase of food at various grocery stores in the region. On average, 500 students benefit from this program annually.

The Fondation FORCE is a non-profit organization founded and administered by Université de Sherbrooke’s students that raise funds to help university students who are experiencing financial difficulties. It offers four programs, including food assistance.



The Free Go refrigerators are “self-service” solidarity refrigerators in which surplus food from local partners and volunteer donors are deposited. This food is then made available free of charge to the entire student community, thus alleviating food insecurity while contributing in a beautiful way to the reduction of food waste. Solidarity refrigerators are found at the Main Campus, the Health Campus, and the Longueuil Campus.


Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
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