44.1% of students at Queen’s University identified as experiencing some degree of food insecurity.
(National Student Food Insecurity Report by Meal Exchange - 2021)
Swipe It Forward Queen's
Swipe It Forward Queen’s (SIFQ) is an initiative to help address food insecurity on campus and provide short-term, immediate support to students in need.
Since 2018, SIFQ has provided 14,500 meals to over 800 students!
The Providing Equal Access, Changing Hunger Market complements other food access programs on campus and supports sustainability through food rescue. Untouched food from across Queen's Hospitality Services' is packaged and made available to students, staff, and faculty through the market's accessible 'pay what you can' operating model. As a shared priority between Student Affairs and the Alma Mater Society, PEACH Market will is proudly run by student volunteers for the campus community.
Queen’s Hospitality Services is proud to support food security in our community through local partnerships, with Lionhearts and Queen's Soul Food, a student-run organization that helps alleviates poverty and food insecurity by delivering unconsumed food from Queen’s University campus cafeterias 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.