SCSU Food Centre

About the Food Centre:

The SCSU Food Centre offers free quality food access to all students, staff and faculty in an inclusive, non-judgmental environment. Our mission is to provide high quality, nutritious food to students, staff, and members of the community. By building capacity through emergency food relief, skill-building, and education, we aim to contribute to SCSU’s mission in ensuring equitable access to post-secondary education and building community.

At the Food Centre, we aim to consistently demonstrate the 5 A’s of food security to our members of the UTSC community.

 

What is Food Security?
“Food security is the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.” – FAO of the United Nations

The 5 A’s of Food Security:
Availability: Sufficient food for all people at all times
Accessibility: Physical and economic access to food at all times
Adequacy: Access to food that is nutritious and safe, and produced in environmentally sustainable ways
Acceptability: Access to culturally acceptable food, which is produced and obtained in ways that do not compromise people’s dignity, self-respect, or human rights
Agency: The policies and processes that enable the achievement of food security

Operating Hours:

SL 210-B (second floor of the Student Centre)
Tuesday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Wednesday:12 PM – 6 PM
Thursday: 12 PM – 6 PM

Get Involved:

The Food Centre is made possible and run by volunteers. Your time would be greatly appreciated! To volunteer for the Food Centre and events run by the Food Centre, email foodcentre@scsu.ca.

Research:

To read the SCSU’s first annual report, click here. It seeks to give readers a snapshot of food insecurity issues on campus and nationally, review the Food Centre’s operations for the year, and use data and research to establish a roadmap of recommendations for the University, relevant organizations, and governmental bodies.

Stay Updated:

Keep in touch with us for updates and events! Follow us on Instagram; @foodcentre_scsu, and on Facebook; SCSU Food Centre. If you have any questions, concerns, or need support, feel free to email us at foodcentre@scsu.ca.