Record breaking rates of inflation mean that food is more unaffordable than ever, and we’ve all heard the statistic- 37% of students self-reported food insecurity in 2019, and this number is quickly rising. As tuition, rent, and food prices alarmingly increase, wages continue to stagnate. Visits to the AMS food bank and food security initiatives like Sprouts are skyrocketing. UBC provides insufficient, precarious and mismanaged food security funds at best, and at worst, drastically decreases funds. UBC knows how deeply hunger and unaffordability affects us - and despite a 3 billion dollar budget, they continue to let students go hungry.
So… join us at 2pm on Friday the 21st! As students, we are “Hungry for Change” and it’s time for us to stand up together.
You can sign our open letter here, and tell your friends! We will also be hosting an Art Build to make signs, posters and banners at 6pm on 19 October at Sprouts. Check out this link for more information and resources!