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Feature Charity: The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store

The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store

We proud to be able to fundraise for this student food bank every August, just in time to give a monetary donation as school starts in September. The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store used to operate like a regular food bank, however this year they are preparing hampers for students to pick up instead. Hampers include food items such as eggs, milk, canned food, fresh produce, bread—as well as household items, safer-sex supplies, and feminine hygiene products.

With the rising costs of tuition, housing, childcare, and food, The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store does what it can to provide essential support to undergrad and grad students. Extra resources are available for students supporting families.

Every week, hundreds of UVic students come to the Food Bank & Free Store, which is run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers and offers all UVic students access to food essentials and free household items.

If you’d like to learn more about how to get involved, please visit the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store site. 

As with all of our featured charities, partial proceeds from the sale of growler fills from our Growler Station (at the brewery) will be given to this awesome and important organization.

Additionally, if you would like to donate directly to the organization, you can do so here.