Stock-tober food drive

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Join us for Stock-tober and help support students’ access to nutritious free food on campus.

This October marks Student Affairs’ 11th annual fundraiser for the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store! 

With the rising costs of housing, childcare, and food, the need for support has surged. Every week, hundreds of UVic students come to the Food Bank & Free Store. This year, demand for the campus food bank has tripled. 

Your support will give a helping hand to students who are struggling to cover their tuition and the cost of living, allowing them to focus on their studies and achieve their full potential.

Support this important initiative by donating goods or funds Oct. 3 - Nov. 2 as part of the Student Affairs annual Stock-tober event!

This year Island Savings has generously agreed to match Stock-tober monetary donations up to $2,500! 

Three easy ways to donate

Give online
Visit the secure UVSS Food Bank & Free Store donation page to give funds. All online donations will receive a tax receipt.

Collect donations in your office
Join forces with your colleagues to collect items listed below throughout the month of October.  Email us and we’ll pick up your donations mid-day on November 2.

Drive-through drop off
Come to our drive-through drop off at the Jamie Cassels Centre on November 2, 2-4:00 pm. A team of volunteers will be on hand to receive your donations. 

Thank you for your support of the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store!

Accepted donation items

The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store offers a hamper program for students.  In an effort to keep the makeup of the hampers consistent, please donate only the items listed below.  

Please note we will not accept any homemade, previously opened, perishable, or expired items.

Dry goods

  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola/muesli
  • Pasta noodles
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Crackers
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Boxed cake, muffin and pancake mixes
  • Dried legumes
  • Popcorn kernals

Canned goods

  • Cans of legumes (chickpeas, beans, lentils, etc)
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned tomato paste / pasta sauce
  • Canned fish / seafood / meat
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soups


  • Shelf-stable juice
  • Shelf-stable non-dairy milk
  • Granola bars
  • Jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Individual apple sauces
  • Fruit cups
  • Tea
  • Bars of soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Menstrual products

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