Giving Tuesday is November 28 – help support the UFV-SUS Food Bank!

  • November 15, 2023

In the spirit of generosity and giving, Giving Tuesday isa global movement that empowers people to make a positive impact on their communities. This year, University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is joining with supporters, alumni, and friends to address a critical issue affecting many university students: food insecurity.

Food insecurity among university students is a growing concern that can have profound effects on their physical, mental, and academic well-being. This leads to increased stress, decreased focus, and a higher risk of health problems.

Your generosity this Giving Tuesday will provide much-needed support to those facing this challenge, ensuring they can focus on their studies without the burden of hunger.

A surge in food hamper requests

Since the beginning of the academic year, the UFV-SUS Food Bank has experienced a significant surge in requests for food hampers. “Typically, the food bank would see 50-60 student requests a month,” explains Robbyn Bennett (Director, Counselling and Student Wellness). “By the third week of the 2023 Fall semester, we received over 302 student requests. Currently, we are not able to sustain that level of need.”

Supporting students through the Giving Tuesday campaign is crucial in addressing this growing need. By donating, you provide essential resources that not only alleviate immediate hunger but also reduce financial stress, allowing students to focus on their studies and overall well-being. Every dollar and item donated will go towards replenishing the food bank while supporting its sustainability throughout the academic year.

Donations on Giving Tuesday will be matched

To kick off the Giving Tuesday campaign, all donations up to $10,000 made directly to the UFV-SUS Food Bank on Nov. 28 will be matched This means that every dollar you donate to the food bank will be doubled.

By contributing to the UFV-SUS Food Bank this Giving Tuesday, you are investing in the future leaders, innovators, and difference-makers in our community and beyond.

Please donate online, email, or call 604-854-4595 to support UFV students today!

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