OCSU project serves up emergency supplies for students

By Public Affairs | January 14, 2021

OCSU Pantry Hamper Program
OCSU Pantry Hamper Program

The Okanagan College Students Union (OCSU) has launched a new program to serve up emergency supplies for students in need.

Since the Kelowna-based Pantry, a student-run food bank, was closed due to the pandemic, the OCSU began searching for other ways to continue to support students. A solution of serving pick-up hampers to in-need students was born.

The OCSU Pantry Hamper Project launches next Friday, Jan. 22 and will supply 60 students with packed hampers every Friday until April 30, for a total of 900 hampers. Registration for student hampers opens on Jan. 15.

The hampers will supply students with approximately two to three weeks of non-perishable food items and toiletries when available. Students will have an option to include any dietary requests and can apply for up to two emergency, needs-based hampers a month on the OCSU webpage, http://ocsu.ca/.

Students will need to pre-register for a hamper and will be able to select their pick-up time window.

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