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Ƶpartners with Spud to combat food insecurity

Posted on November 10, 2023

 non-perishable food items

For the second year in a row, and Ƶare partnering to help fill VCC’s Gathering Space pantry. 

VCC’s Gathering Spaces are inclusive spaces that promote cultural safety, belonging, and the opportunity to connect with others. Its pantry provides healthy and accessible snacks and grocery items for Indigenous students who are impacted by food insecurity. 

Spud's Ƶfood drive runs from November 13 to December 3. Customers can simply add any non-perishable food items to their Spud bin during the food drive. The food will be taken back to the Spud warehouse with bin pick up and directly donated to VCC. 

Combatting food insecurity

The food drive is part of ƵFoundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign for 2023. The Foundation is raising vital funds to combat food insecurity with a holiday hamper for students in need, food pantries in selected departments, and food security education for students.

Food insecurity has a significant impact on student mental, physical, and social wellbeing: 40% of post-secondary students in Canada are food insecure and 13% of Ƶstudents have used a food bank (SUƵBudget Survey Fall 2023). 


Learn more about how you can support Ƶstudents through or visit to donate to the Gathering Space pantry.