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YOURGUIDETO UBC EVENTS & PEOPLE
NOVEMBER 29,2016 TUESDAY
EVENTS
OUR CAMPUS
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1
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THURSDAY DECEMBER 2
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Roots on the Roof is hosting a beautiful lantern festival on
the rooftop. Come out for some music, food and lights!
FREE
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3
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FAIR 10 A.M. @ ST. ANSELM'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
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and a silent auction will be available for all.
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newspaper of the University of British Columbia. It is published every
Tuesday by The Ubyssey Publications Society. We are an autonomous, democratically run student
organization and all students are
encouraged to participate.
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Taruni Singh feeds UBC
through the AMS Food Bank
Singh says many students don't know what the service is for.
Leo Soh
Our Campus Coordinator
For over 10 years, the AMS Food
Bank has been providing relief for
hungry students. Second-year arts
student Taruni Singh has taken
the reins from her older brother
this year and is continuing
the program's growth as its
coordinator.
The Food Bank is a food relief
service for UBC students, which
according to its website, offers
"various non-perishable foods,
personal hygiene supplies and
information about additional
resources on and off-campus."
Each student gets six visits per
term, during which an individual
can fill up one tote bag of food,
and a family can take home two.
Despite recording close to 70
visits per month since Singh took
over the coordinator role in April,
many students don't have a good
sense of what the service is for.
As such, Singh wants to make the
Food Bank's purpose very clear.
"For the most part, when you
tell people [about the Food Bank],
they don't quite understand what
that is. I've had people come in
thinking that we cook them food
and give it to them. No, we give
you groceries for it," she said.
To use the service, one must be
a registered student and present
their valid UBC card. During the
first visit, there is what Singh
calls a "quick little registration
process" which includes filling
out one's student number, sources
of income, place of residence and
number of dependants.
The personal information that
people submit is kept strictly
confidential, and is viewed only
when necessary by the Food Bank
coordinator.
"We gather the information for
statistical purposes and we don't
turn anyone away. Unfortunately,
we do have to keep track of that,
to make sure that students are
using it and keep track of how
many visits there are," she said.
The Food Bank is located on
the second floor, room 2131 of the
Nest. If you have no idea where
that is, it's partially by design.
According to Singh, the location
was chosen because it offers
heightened privacy, so clients
can have a sense of security and
privacy while using the service.
"We wouldn't want to make
anyone feel uncomfortable. In
terms of our location, we keep our
blinds closed so people don't peer
in and see who's in here. When
we were in our old location, we
actually set up the soup cans
in front of the door so if people
peered through the door, it would
block their face," Singh said.
Since opening its doors in
spring 2005, the Food Bank has
seen visits rise from five per
semester to almost 70 a month.
Despite this, Singh believes there
is still a misconception about the
scale of malnourishment at UBC
and about the type of individuals
that use the service.
"Just because UBC is located
in a wealthy area doesn't mean
that everyone who goes here is
wealthy or can afford certain
things. And that's a huge
misconception, especially in Point
Grey," she said.
This can lead to people
viewing the service as superficial.
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At an event last year, Singh heard
someone say, "Oh, my son goes to
UBC — he doesn't need to use the
Food Bank. It's other people who
use it."
But for these other people that
use the service, Singh believes it is
essential.
"We do have our regulars that
come pretty often, then we have
those people who will come once,
just until their student loans come
in or something," she said.
The Food Bank procures its
food in part through donations
and partially with its purchasing
budget. By partnering with the
AMS, the Food Bank maximizes
the efficiency of its budget.
"For every dollar we spend, it's
actually like getting three dollars'
worth of food because they get
it straight from suppliers," said
Singh.
However, donations are an
integral part of the supply chain.
"We try to get as much
donation as possible, because if
we were to purchase everything,
we would go off [budget] very
fast," said Singh.
This includes student-led
initiatives such as Trick-or-Eat,
which partnered with the Meal
Exchange to get food donations
from the off-campus community,
and corporate sponsorships
such as the Save-On-Foods at
Wesbrook Village, which donates
a variety of non-perishables to the
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The Food Bank is run primarily
by volunteers, and while all the
coordinator roles have been filled for
the year, you can apply to volunteer
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