Institutions, students provide food, care packages

March 31, 2020

Institutions and students are stepping up to support vulnerable persons within campus and local communities amid COVID-19. The University of Lethbridge, for example, reoriented its Campus Care Parcels program for students experiencing food insecurity so that volunteers and participants could still engage while practicing social distancing, while Okanagan College’s Culinary Arts department donated food that would have been used in students’ labs and cafeteria meals to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. Two Carleton University students have relaunched the Lotus Project, an initiative to provide street survival kits for houseless persons in the area, and Brescia University College is helping the London Food Bank develop a virtual food bank website to help facilitate food donations and pick-ups. ULethbridge | Okanagan | CBC | Global News (BC, AB, ON)