MHC launches token program to reduce food waste, food insecurity

February 12, 2020

Medicine Hat College’s Enactus Club has announced the launch of the Square Roots Token Program, which reduces food waste from restaurants and food insecurity on-campus. The program, which was previously initiated by Saint Mary’s University, allows students to buy a $5 token from the Students’ Association office and redeem it for a meal at the cafeteria. “It’s a cheaper way for [students] to get food, and it’s a way for that restaurant to get rid of their excess food at the end of the day, and still make some money,” said project lead Sydney Campbell. “I work in the Students’ Association and people come in every day for the food bank, so definitely food insecurity is a real issue, and it’s a necessity we all need.”    Chat News Today  (AB)