Taste of Home Food Drive for UBCO Students

Taste of Home Food Drive for UBCO Students

Did you know that nearly 43% of post-secondary students in Canada are food insecure? Added to that, many students who live on campus are far from home and do not have access to the groceries they need to prepare a meal that reminds them of home.

The Student Union, the Global Engagement Office and UBC Okanagan Library are collaborating on a food drive to help stock the shelves of The Pantry student food bank with items for our diverse campus community. Taste of Home Food Drive encourages UBCO staff, faculty, and students to donate unique and nutritious items.

Help give UBCO Students a Taste of Home. Donations will be collected at UBC Okanagan Library (1st floor) and at Picnic (UNC 1st floor) from November 4 until November 30.  


Suggested items to donate:

  • Rice
  • Couscous
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Dried Lentils
  • Dried Black beans
  • Dried Kidney beans
  • Dried Chick peas
  • Poi
  • Noodles
  • Miso paste
  • Tofu
  • Flat bread
  • Roti
  • Mango
  • Plantains
  • Beetroot
  • Corn
  • Baby corn
  • Bok choy
  • Snow peas
  • Dates
  • Almonds
  • Kimchi
  • Taro
  • Cassava/Manioc
  • Cassava leaves
Spices and Sauces:

  • Seasoning Pre-Mix Packs
    Some examples: Tikka, Biryani, Korma, Haleem
  • Saffron
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Nutmeg
  • Chili Powder
  • Coriander
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Garlic


*when possible, items should be obtained in small portions, or can be repackaged in smaller portions to accommodate student use.

Learn more 

Food Security is a major public health issue. Learn what UBC is doing to address food insecurity.

Food Security Initiative

Physical Food Hub