For some students, a lack of financial access to nutritious food adds an additional layer of worry and challenge to their lives. This can have significant impacts on wellbeing and academic success. If you’re a UBC Vancouver student experiencing food insecurity, you can apply for non-repayable funds to access food through the UBC Meal Share program.
UBC Vancouver students – November/December applications are now closed. Please allow 10 business days after mid-month to hear about your application and also before contacting program administrators about your application. Once the application period closes, successful applicants will be selected at random through a lottery. All applicants will be notified by email once funds have been allocated.
UBC Okanagan students – Check back soon for updates
What is UBC Meal Share?
The program provides students experiencing financial barriers to accessing adequate food with non-repayable funds to access food up to once each academic term. The UBC Meal Share Program is a program made possible through the generous support of the UBC community. Explore UBC Meal Share program supports at UBC Vancouver here.
The program is confidential*- when accessing food from the options above, no one will know you received support from the UBC Meal Share Program. Your personal information will only be viewed by Meal Share Program administrators.
*Privacy Notification: Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for the UBC Meal Share Program. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply?
Students at UBC Vancouver campus can apply to the UBC Meal Share program online here. Applications will be accepted for one week at the start of the month as follow,
- Starting at 7:30 am on November 1, 2022*, and ending at 5:00 pm on November 7, 2022
Once the application period closes, successful applicants will be selected at random through a lottery and notified by email. Please allow 10 business days after mid-month to hear about your application and also before contacting program administrators about your application. *Please note intake from November 1-7 will be for applications for the remainder of Term 1, including November and December.
For students at UBC Okanagan campus, we encourage you to check back soon for program updates.
If you have questions about the UBC Meal Share program, please email email@example.com.