|Submission Date||Dec. 11, 2020|
University of Toronto Mississauga
IN-14: Food Bank
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Acting Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Facilities Management & Planning
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:
The food bank is run by the University of Toronto Mississauga Students Union (UTMSU).
The UTMSU Food Centre is a place that provides access to good food for all students and community members who are food insecure. Some students are forced to choose between buying textbooks and buying food, and we believe that no student should have to make that choice.
Our Centre works to create community building, alternative access to good food and challenge the structures that create food insecurity. This work is accomplished by facilitating access to good food for all students who are food insecure while addressing the issues that create food insecurity in the first place.
We wish to be part of creating a world where food insecurity does not exist by following these key principles: food is a human right; community building; sustainability; allies with farmers and workers; dignified immediate assistance; long term solutions and not just bandages; food democracy and community engagement; free of discrimination.
Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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