SFU, UBC food banks experience increased demand, Sault students launch food drive 


Food banks at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia are experiencing increased demand as students and local community members continue to struggle with the cost of food. SFU Student Society Vice-President of External and Community Affairs Navleen Brar said that the Student Union Building’s community fridge is used not just by students, but also by people living in the area who are struggling to afford food. UBC Senior Manager of Student Services Kathleen Simpson said that the demand for the campus food bank has risen every month. At Sault College, a group of students joined forces to collect 2,023 cans or non-perishables for Sault College Students’ Union food bank, and surpassed their goal with 2,714 items to help students who are in need. 

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