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UNB Giving Day

February 29th, 2024, is UNB Giving Day!

The University of New Brunswick is thrilled to announce its first annual UNB Giving Day, a day where the UNB community can come together and give back, supporting a cause that is close to UNB students.  

On the last Thursday in February, you are invited to show your support for UNB students when that support is needed most.

The winter semester is often especially difficult for students. The increasing cost of living and the challenges that come with an Atlantic Canadian winter mean that many students are forced to make difficult financial choices.

No one should have to choose between paying a heating bill and affording their next meal. This is why the University of New Brunswick has created a university-wide food security project to help ensure no student is left hungry.

We need your help to make this happen

The inaugural UNB Giving Day, Feb. 29, aims to tackle food insecurity across our campuses.

We are all contending with the rising cost of living, and we have seen food prices skyrocket in recent years. Nationwide, 40 per cent of post-secondary students are food insecure, and New Brunswick has the second-highest rate of food insecurity in Canada. Fredericton’s largest food bank, Greener Village, has seen a 46 per cent increase in people using its services over the past year, with students one of their most vulnerable groups.

Every dollar counts. Whether you donate $10 or $200, these funds will help keep the food bank shelves stocked. 

This initiative to tackle food insecurity is student led. Both the UNBSU on the Fredericton campus and the UNBSRC in Saint John are working to ensure students can focus on their studies without worrying about their next meal.

The SU and SRC have established food banks on both campuses, where they address food insecurity for students directly. They have spaces for the food banks and staff to manage them. They need your help stocking the shelves with food.

Donation Impact
$50 Provides 1 student with food for a week
$100 Provides 2 students with food for a week
$250 Provides 5 students with food for a week
$500 Provides 10 students with food for a week
$1,000 Provides 20 students with food for a week

This UNB Giving Day, help us help UNB students.

Donate now