Victoria: The B-C Green Party says the provincial government must address food insecurity among post-secondary students and take steps to help them.
Party Leader Sonia Furstenau says a non-repayable Food Security Grant Program would be a good first step.
She says the food bank at U.B.C’s Point Grey campus saw a 315 per cent increase in demand by October of last year, and new numbers show about 70 per cent of the campus food bank’s clients are international students coping with high tuition and restrictions on off-campus employment.
Furstenau is calling on the province to cultivate a culture of food security within universities, ensuring affordable access to nutritious meals for everyone. — The Canadian Press