November 7, 2017
Students feeding their minds at one of Toronto’s universities are relying more and more on the school’s food bank to feed their stomachs.
At Ryerson University, where tuition is between $7,000 and $11,000, a referendum is underway asking for a funding increase for the Good Food Centre.
The small food bank in the Ryerson Student Centre on Gould Street is stocked with donated canned food, rice, cereal, as well as milk, eggs, frozen meats and sometimes fresh produce.
“We run out of food a lot,” Good Food Centre coordinator Claire Davis said in an interview. “Our services are severely under-funded.”