Almost every university and college campus across Canada now has a food bank, and students are one of the fastest growing groups of food bank users. The lack of adequate incomes means that far too many students are choosing between paying rent, buying textbooks or eating.
Beyond Campus Food Banks empowers students across Canada to promote dignified good food access and challenge the notion that any students should have to use emergency food charity to get their education.
In 2014, Meal Exchange partnered with Community Food Centres Canada on the Students for Good Food for All project and learned that campus food banks are an ideal leverage point to address problems of student poverty, poor health and social isolation. With enthusiastic support from students, Meal Exchange launched the Beyond Campus Food Banks project, which is growing engagement and expectations among a new generation of leaders.
Beyond Campus Food Banks:
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