Donations needed for on-campus Food Exchange
The Food Exchange is an emergency food supply for students in need. It’s a simple setup: all you do is leave your non-perishable donations on the shelf and students can pick up what they need. Students may also request a hamper for self-selected items to help make meals over a longer period of time.
In order to keep students’ access to this program as easy and dignified as possible, however, help is needed from the campus community in the form of donations.
The Food Exchange gladly accepts all non-perishable food items — as well as some perishable — but certain items are always in demand. Personal care items are also in need, such as shampoo, conditioner, and toothbrushes/toothpaste.
Items like lean and vegetarian-friendly protein sources (canned tuna, turkey, chicken, salmon or peanut and almond butter) make excellent donations. Staples for making meals such as rice, pasta, pasta sauce, and breakfast items are also always needed at the Food Exchange.
You can drop off non-perishable donations any time to the Food Exchange shelf on the third-floor of the University Centre, or by visiting the Campus Life office in UNC 329.
To find out more about the Food Exchange program, visit: students.ok.ubc.ca/campuslife/foodexchange
The Food Exchange gratefully acknowledges the support of our campus partners, student volunteers, and the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund.