Food Security for Students at Lakehead University
The objective of the Food Security for Students project is to ensure that our students can concentrate on their studies by working to eliminate student hunger at Lakehead University.
- 46% of Lakehead students who participated in a 2016 university study experienced food insecurity.
- Efforts to increase the quality of food that students access on campus include buying eggs through the Outpost Campus pub and providing fresh fruit weekly at the People’s Potato free lunch program.
- Programming like the People’s Potato, the Gardens and Greenhouse project, and the Faculty Food Drive Challenge provides additional means to ensure students have nutritious and delicious food access throughout the year.
How to help:
The Food Security for Students project is looking to raise $5,000 annually to continue maintaining adequate food resources and help improve the quality of their offerings. This fund will support the Lakehead University Food Insecurity Committee, a collaboration spearheaded by our Student Affairs Office, offering key support programs on our campuses. Programs include but are not limited to free food distribution, the People’s Potato lunch program, Campus Community Gardens, and food drives.
Your gift will allow the Committee the flexibility to purchase additional supports as needed, and respond accordingly to changing needs.