SAITSA’s food bank reopens

SAIT’s Student Association (SAITSA) re-opened its food bank this fall at Student Resource Centre.

The food bank, located in the Stan Grad Building, was started to help those students experiencing financial difficulties.

“Often students experience financial stress and with this, one of our main concerns is meeting basic needs such as food,” says Vice President Academic, Kimmi Nguyen.

The food bank program was launched last year and is now up and running again, supplying six SAIT students with food baskets already.

At the SAITSA Resource Centre students will immediately receive a hamper that can provide a week’s worth of food for one person.

“It’s nice to know that we have some support from our school,” said Stephanie Kirkland, a SAIT student.

Each basket contains nonperishable items such as tuna, pasta, cereal, pudding and a variety of other options.

If any student requires further food support, SAITSA has a partnership with the Calgary Food Bank and can provide the person with a referral to that organization.

“The Calgary Food Bank will deliver the hampers to campus so it makes it all very convenient for the student,” explained Nguyen.

It’s nice to know that we have some support from our school. – Stephanie Kirkland

The food bank is one of the many services provided by the SAITSA Resource Centre.

Students can find out about the food bank, and the other services offered on the SAITSA website.

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As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Megan Brennan is working as a reporter for The Press during the 2014-2015 academic year.