Community Food Support- Lekwungen Territories

Hello! We are asking for financial support in order to make food more accessible to students and community members who have been impacted by COVID-19.  We are a volunteer run group of students and other community members working to deliver free food to community members who are facing barriers to accessing it. 

You can read more about the initiative and how to get involved here: https://communityfoodiniti.wixsite.com/communityfoodsupport

In Brief:   COVID-19 has left many in our community financially strained, and has exacerbated existing food insecurity. We have arranged partnerships with the Food Distribution Warehouse, The UVic Sustainability Project and local grocery stores  to provide free food hampers for delivery to students and community members. Volunteer drivers will pick up food from participating locations and transport it to a central location where it will be safely sorted into individual hampers. We have outlined detailed health and safety standards for volunteers participating in the program to ensure it is as safe as possible. Students and community members who are facing barriers to accessing food can fill out a google form and request a free box for pick up or delivery. 

Why we need funds: We have received a donation to cover most supplies from the the UVic Sustainability Project, and all food will be donated.  We are looking to raise some more funds to cover the cost of insurance for using the Fairfield Community Center, to create a pool a money available to subsidize gas money for volunteer drivers who will be delivering the hampers, as well as potentially add some more staples, and dietary restriction options to the hampers. 

If you are able to contribute at this time we appreciate it! If you have any questions please contact us at [email redacted] 

Thank you!

Donations

  • Serena Bhandar 
    • $10 
    • 9 d
  • Sophie Pungente 
    • $10 
    • 22 d
  • Caitlin O'Neill 
    • $18 
    • 1 mo
  • Heather Goud 
    • $196 
    • 1 mo
  • Kelsey Anderson 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Elora Jane 
Organizer
Victoria, BC
Spencer Robinson 
Beneficiary
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