Food insecurity has severe implications for one’s health and well-being. Post-secondary students are particularly vulnerable, with over 50% of students at Canadian post-secondary institutions experiencing moderate to severe levels of food insecurity. The Food Support Hub is an all-encompassing service that includes several different avenues for all BCIT students to access support.
BCITSA Food Pantry
Students who need immediate food support can access BCITSA’s Food Pantry on the Burnaby campus. This is a free initiative, located on the 2nd floor of SE2, where members of the BCIT Community can obtain accessible, nutritionally, and culturally appropriate food in a just and ecologically sound manner
The BCITSA Food Pantry relies on the generous donations of our stakeholders and community partners to provide students with free, healthy food options. Learn more about our Donation Guidelines or send a monetary donation to support BCIT students.
The Community Fridge is a safe, low-barrier, and non-judgmental way for staff, students, and faculty to support each other, reduce waste, and help to ensure everyone in our community can feed themselves and their families.
Quest Food Exchange Referral
Students may receive a 3-year referral-only membership to shop at this low-cost grocery store that operates from several locations (Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey). Students must fit specific criteria and share personal information with our Advocacy Specialists through Wellness Support Appointments.
Emergency Food Fund (EFF)
Students experiencing emergent food insecurity, who are primarily based online or at the Specialty/Satellite campuses may be eligible to receive support for emergency food. Students must fit specific criteria and share personal information with our Advocacy Specialists through Wellness Support Appointments.
Community Food Network
Discover a wide range of food supports on and off campus. Filter options by location, type of support, and cost (if any!).
Volunteer with us! The Pantry and Community Fridge are looking for volunteers. Learn more about the volunteer positions and apply here.
Not finding what you’re looking for? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or book a Wellness Support Appointment.
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