41% of students at Queen’s University are worried about being able to afford food.
(National Student Food Insecurity Report by Meal Exchange - 2021)
Swipe It Forward
Swipe It Forward (SIF) is an initiative to help address food access on campus and provide short-term, immediate support to students in need.
Since 2018, SIF has provided 14,500 meals to over 800 students!
Providing Equal Access, Changing Hunger (PEACH) Market is an inclusive and destigmatized space on campus supporting food access to vulnerable individuals. Using a sliding scale model for menu items at $1, $3, $5, or an open rate based on affordability, PEACH offers access to high-quality and nutritious food at a low cost.
Student volunteers proudly run the PEACH Market for the campus community in the new Medical Building on Arch Street, open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Queen’s Hospitality Services is proud to support food access in our community through local partnerships with Lionhearts and Queen's Soul Food, a student-run organization that helps alleviate poverty and food insecurity by delivering unconsumed food from Queen’s University campus dining halls and select retail food locations to Kingston shelters.
Our partners pick up and deliver untouched food from the dining halls and retail operations daily, aiding food supply to several local agencies for distribution to those in need. Local partners include, but are not limited to:
- AMS Food Bank
- Partners in Mission Food Bank
- Salvation Army
- Martha’s Table
- Kingston Youth Shelter
- Kingston Community Housing Partnership
- In From The Cold
- Interval House
- Lunch By George
- Integrated Care Hub
- Lily's Place
Low-cost meals are available for purchase at Mackintosh-Corry Hall (MC2) daily.
These warm, complete meals are made fresh daily right on campus.