Food Security for Students at Lakehead University

Started By: 

Farhan Yousef, VP Finance, LUSU

$9,320.00 raised of $15,000.00 goal

Runs from: 

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Sunday, September 1, 2019

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 for support 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.

Dr. and Mrs. Irmo Marini
Bao-Em Quoc Nguyen
Sharon McKinnon
Dr. Dominic Lam
Maureen FitzGerald-Morrison
Leonard Eng
Vince Mirabelli
Mark Obermeyer
Vince Mirabelli
Vince Mirabelli