Students can shop for food on campus on residence move-in day
Queen’s Hospitality Services is hosting a Fill My Fridge grocery sale on Leonard Field to help make move-in day a little easier when more than 3,900 students move in to Queen’s residences on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Fill My Fridge is a new program to help students stock up on food without having to make a trip to the grocery store – which is one of the first things parents do when they move their kids into residence.
“You have parents and first-year students who are not familiar with Kingston so finding a grocery store isn’t easy. Parking spots around campus can be hard to find that day. It can be stressful for a lot of parents so we’re trying to make it as easy as possible. This way, the campus is a one-stop shop,” says Queen’s Hospitality Services Regional Marketing Manager Amyna Mamdani.
A variety of food vendors – including Kellogg’s, Starbucks, Summer Fresh, Coke, and Frito Lay – will be selling products such as granola bars, milk, fresh fruit, sun chips, cereal, instant coffee and other items that are good for students on the go.
“Frosh week is a very exciting time for students. It’s easy to skip a meal. Having convenient snacks in their room ensures that students in residence are eating properly – their parents are worried about that too,” says Ms Mamdani.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there will also be a free brunch for parents and students.