Community Cupboard bags are available for pick up outside the Hub, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) until August 31, 2020.
The Community Cupboard Program is an on-campus food bank program created to help! Langara students can anonymously pick up one week’s worth of groceries (approximately 21 meals). We ask that students only access the cupboard maximum once per week to maintain supply for other students in need.
Addressing food insecurity at Langara
Food is a basic necessity, yet many Langara students are going without. A recent cross-Canada study found 38% of the students surveyed experienced food insecurity. 68% of students prioritized tuition over food and other essentials. One in four had skipped a meal and 1 in 10 had gone a whole day without food due to limited finances. 16.8% reported accessing food banks when money was tight.
Accessing the Community Cupboard
Due to an increase in demand, Community Cupboard bags are available for pick up outside the Hub, near the Bookstore entrance from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) until August 31, 2020.
Information on how to access the cupboard after the summer 2020 final exam period will be released closer to August 31.
What’s in a Community Cupboard Bag?
Community Cupboard bags contain approximately 21 meals. This includes items like instant oatmeal & fruit cups for breakfasts, soups & canned vegetables for lunches, and pasta & rice for dinners. Currently the bags contain 18 different items and are all vegetarian.
The Community Cupboard program is in partnership with the Langara College Foundation, Financial Aid, and the Office for Student Engagement; with the support of the Langara Students’ Union and other funders.
Questions about the Community Cupboard can be directed to the Office for Student Engagement by emailing email@example.com. Please allow up to 3 business days for us to get back to you during this busy time.
The Community Cupboard is 100% funded through donations and during these difficult times, if you have a bit to share to support the cupboard, please consider making a donation.