Stock-tober 2017

Stock-tober, the annual Student Affairs food drive at the University of Victoria in support of the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store, is back! Stock-tober will take place this year from October 12-25 and we are inviting our colleagues across campus to pariticpate and help stock the shelves for UVic students.


The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store supports UVic graduate and undergraduate students and their families. Use of the Food Bank continues to increase and they now regularly see 350 students in a week. With student debt increasing and access to nutritious food a key element of mental and physical health, the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store is a crucial resource for UVic students. To put the need in perspective, last year’s Stock-tober donation of just over 1,000 kgs of food was gone within a couple of weeks.

This year’s Stock-tober goal is 1,200 kgs of non-perishable food items and toiletries.

• Put a poster up in your area and share this information with your UVic colleagues
• Familiarize yourself with the current needs of the Food Bank (listed on the poster)
• From October 12-25, collect non-perishable donations with your co-workers
• Issue challenges within your unit or to other units on campus. Have fun or make it a competition if you want to, as long as it benefits the Food Bank!
• Bring your office donations to the Welcome Centre on October 25, 3:00-4:15pm and see who has the biggest total this year

Every office that brings in donations on October 25 will be entered to win a free office lunch

The information for Stock-tober, including a list of most needed items and a downloadable poster, is available here: Stocktober Poster PDF

For printed posters and handbills, contact Jess in the STUA Office (). Please share the poster around your office and with your colleagues across campus. This is an initiative of the Division of Student Affairs but the entire campus is invited and encouraged to participate.

Thank you in advance for your help and we’ll see you at the Welcome Centre on October 25!

Located in the basement of the Student Union Building, the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store provides essential support to hundreds of UVic undergrad and grad students and their families every week. The food bank relies on UVSS and GSS funding and community donations to assist students in need and Stock-tober is an important event in the annual donation cycle.