In the face of ever-increasing costs for post-secondary education, a student’s grocery bill can be one bill too many. Many of us skip meals in order to pay for higher learning alongside other necessities, such as housing, clothing, and utilities. TRUSU, in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), continues to fight against rising fees and in favour of upfront, needs-based grants. In the mean time, the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union (TRUSU) offers quick solutions for our members who need help now.
TRUSU operates a Food Bank to help our members get the food they need between those taxing trips to the grocery store. If you are a Students’ Union member struggling to cope with the overwhelming costs of attending university, we encourage you to stop by our Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building and we will provide you with a food package. We make an effort to provide this service in a discreet and dignifying manner – because the shame lies with the unfair system, not with our members. Students, like anyone else, have a right to food – if tuition fees work to degrade that right, the Students’ Union will work to restore it.
Request a Food Bank Package
To request a food bank package just drop by the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building. There is no need to call ahead to arrange a package. Please let staff know of any dietary requirements you might have and they will work to accommodate your needs.
Make a Donation to the Food Bank
The Food Bank is a service based on donations from TRUSU members and members of the broader community. If you would like to make a donation to the Food Bank please contact us at (250) 828 – 5289.