Many graduate students in the UBC Faculty of Education, and other faculties, live in residence. They have limited funds, and are isolated from their families. They are employed in jobs on campus that during the COVID 19 crisis are not operating. As a result, some students do not have the funds to purchase food they need. As a normal foodbank is not possible given the closure of the campus and the requirement for social distancing, this fund is intended to be an efoodbank. The fund will provide emergency relief to graduate students experiencing food insecurity. As professors in the Faculty of Education at UBC concerned about our students, the fund will be managed by Dr. Shapka, the director of graduate programs, and Dr. Katz, a faculty member in Special Education. We will be providing students with food hampers once a week. There are no administrative fees, all donations will go directly to students.
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