UVSS Food Bank

Fuel Student Success

Working Together to Support Students Experiencing Food Insecurity.Your donation to the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store provides students with basic food and necessities while working to eliminate the stigma around accessing food banks.

Food security is a major public health issue in Canada and impacts a higher-than-average number of post-secondary students. In fact, approximately 40% of students at Canadian higher education institutions experiencing some degree of food insecurity – four times higher than the general Canadian population.

Access to nutritious food is a key element of mental and physical health, and the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store is a crucial resource for UVic students.

For your reference, individual students at the UVSS Food Bank can take home the following items weekly – families, a little bit more.

  • 1L of milk (various options for dietary needs) - $4
  • 1 Litre of juice - $2
  • 4 eggs - $2
  • 3 canned items - $6
  • Bread - $3
  • Fresh produce - $5
  • Perishable items (lentils, oatmeal, rice, etc.) - $5

Total hamper value for an individual student = $27/week or $108/month.

Please contact our Development Office at 250-472-4498, or by email at givingofficer@uvic.ca, if you have any questions about making your gift. All donations made to UVSS Food Bank through this page will receive a tax receipt.

If you would like to give by payroll deduction, please click here to set up payroll deduction.

 

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