The Food Squad
Student ambassadors in the Food Squad have a critical role in the TRU Food Security Initiative by supporting our holistic efforts to combat food insecurity on campus.
The ambassadors coordinate a community fridge/freezer program, create educational social media and marketing content, implement outreach initiatives, provide peer mentoring, coordinate and assist at workshops and events — plus much more.
The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice, food access and community building, with a desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of their peers.
Food security as defined by the United Nations
A situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations [FOA] et al., 2021, p.190
Who experiences food insecurity on campus
Forty-two per cent of undergraduate students may experience food insecurity, with higher rates amongst women, international students, and [people of colour] Botteroff et al., 2020