BEYOND CAMPUS FOOD BANKS WORKING GROUP
No student should have to choose between buying food and buying textbooks. But far too many do every year. In fact, almost all campuses across Canada now has a food bank, and a growing number of students are turning to food banks to get the food they need to survive, let alone focus on their education. And many more students needed assistance but stayed away because of the stigma associated with going to a food bank.
The Beyond Campus Food Bank Working Group brings together students and allies from across Canada who are working on transforming campus food banks into places that:
create safe and welcoming spaces
offer sufficient food and healthy options
build food skills and foster community connections
work towards campuses where no student has to rely on emergency food charity
Through regular network calls, peer-to-peer support, sharing of existing resources and co-developing new ones, the Beyond Campus Food Bank Working Group is supporting student leaders to build equitable & inclusive food systems on campuses.
This working group is facilitated by Meal Exchange, as part of the Students for Good Food for All initiative.
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