Food Relief Initiative


UTERN is committed to supporting students experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19.

We’ve partnered with FoodShare Toronto and the University of Toronto Student Union to facilitate distribution of fresh, locally grown produce to students living in Toronto and experiencing barriers to access due the crisis. Since late March, the UTERN Good Food Box project has facilitated delivery of over 850 fresh produce boxes to U of T students residing in the Toronto region. In the 2020 winter semester, we extended the accessibility of our campaign by providing grocery gift cards to those outside the FoodShare delivery zone. UTERN typically runs weeks-long campaigns once a semester – to stay updated on when we run campaigns, please follow us on social media!


For students encountering food insecurity and are in need of other/additional resources, Meal Exchange has also prepared a handy list here.

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge that UofT is on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg Peoples,Haudenosaunee Peoples, and The Chippewa Peoples, and is the subject of the Dish with OneSpoon Wampum Belt Covenant. The Mississauga's of The New Credit are the most recent to call. The Greater Toronto Area their home, but we also seek to acknowledge the Petun-TionontatiPeoples, The Huron-Wendat, and The Attiwonderonk Neutral Nations. Toronto (as it includesScarborough) and Mississauga are also governed under Treaty 13 (Toronto), The TorontoPurchase of 1805, The Ajetance Treaty 19 of 1808 (Mississauga), Treaties 22 and 23(Mississauga), along with Treaty 13A (Mississauga). We seek to realign our thinking and effortsto further and center Indigenous causes and movements.

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