After months of work through the Hungry for Choice campaign, the Students’ Union is pleased to announce that the TRU Board of Governors has agreed to consult the community on the future of campus food services.
On December 08, 2017, the Students’ Union presented the Board with 1,691 petition signatures from students, faculty, and staff, as well as endorsements from twenty-eight campus groups requesting a full consultation on any new or renewed food service contract.
“This consultation was won by the many community members that joined the campaign,” said Tatiana Gilbert, Students’ Union President, “They showed a clear desire to be heard, and proved that food and community are inseparable.”
The Hungry for Choice campaign raised the April 2018 expiry of the current food services contract as a rare opportunity to provide a community voice in food services. The Board shared this opinion, and, following the presentation, provided a letter outlining its support and next steps toward a consultation.
“We are grateful for the Board’s commitment to an open and collaborative culture. This is a great example of campus community building,” continued Gilbert, “We are excited to see the consultation details and to support meaningful participation by the community.”
The university administration is developing a consultation plan, which is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Further details will be communicated as they are available.