Food Security

Food Security

SFU’s Office of Community Engagement has been working with Burnaby organizations and community members to create programs to address food insecurity at SFU because food is pivotal to building culture, good health, and a sense of belonging. 

We believe strongly in the power of partnership – this work continues, thanks to The United Way of Greater Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, The Burnaby Primary Care Network, Food Mesh, Embark Sustainability and SFU Ancillary Services.

SFU Food Pantry

The SFU Food Pantry launched as a pilot project in February 2022 to support SFU’s food insecure student population. Currently, we are accepting students on a referral basis only, but we are working hard with several SFU offices to explore how to expand and sustain this program.


SFU Community Free Fridge

A safe, low-barrier and nonjudgmental way for people at SFU to access food. Find out our new location at Burnaby Maggie Benston now. 

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  • February 07, 2022

    February 07, 2022

    Community fridge now located in Maggie Benson Centre, the fridge is accessible to all. In the spirit of mutual aid, SFSS partnered with various community groups to address student food insecurity.

  • February 03, 2022

    February 03, 2022

    As SFU’s community fridge addresses one of food injustice’s most urgent symptoms – hunger – it also provides the extra benefit of preventing food waste.

Interested in partnering on food security?

Please contact Tara Flynn,

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