In conjunction with the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program, Campus Health is working on a project titled: Envisioning a Physical Food Hub at UBCO.
This project addresses growing levels of food insecurity among students at UBCO: over 40 per cent of UBCO students experience food insecurity. And its goal is to develop a proposal to create a campus space that provides programs and services to support food security at UBCO.
Organizers have spoken with representatives from food security initiatives at post-secondary institutions and community organizations across Canada. They also have consulted the literature on food security, climate change, community well-being and healthy built environments.
They are now looking to understand what programs, services, partnerships, models, and physical space will best serve the campus community. They are interested in incorporating the insights and opinions of UBCO students, faculty and staff into our proposal.
They look forward to hearing from and embracing the perspectives of the campus community.