|Submission Date||May 5, 2020|
University of Victoria
IN-14: Food Bank
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Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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 University of Victoria Students Society (UVSS) Food Bank & Free Store is run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, offering all UVic students access to food essentials and free household items. It is a community space that supports students by supplementing basic food and other essential household supplies while working to eliminate the negative stigma associated with accessing food banks.
The purpose of the free store is to support undergraduate and graduate students in the face of rising tuition, housing, childcare and food costs by providing essential needs. Extra resources are available for students supporting families through material, cash, and fundraised donations from the UVic community. The Food Bank & Free Store advocates for students by providing them with services, events, and safer, more inclusive community spaces. All services are confidential and current UVic students are welcome, encouraging many students to take advantage of the Food Bank & Free Store every week.
Website URL where information about the food bank is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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