Office of the Provost Student Food Insecurity Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference   

The Student Food Insecurity Advisory Committee will work collaboratively to support the implementation of the recommendations from the Food Insecurity Working Group established in 2019. The committee will monitor sector wide emerging and good practices that support food insecure students.


  • To provide a forum for improved communications and collaboration among campus stakeholders advancing initiatives that address student food insecurity.
  • To review current policies, programs, services, and relevant information available to students to ensure these reflect good practices, are of high quality and are appropriate to students in the Queen's environment.
  • To review available data and emerging practices related to food insecurity at Queen’s including through student surveys, faculty research, and emerging national and provincial trends.
  • To work toward creating a food culture at Queen’s where stigma is reduced and there is broad understanding of the issues of student food insecurity.
  • To make recommendations, as requested and as appropriate, to campus stakeholders as it relates to good and emerging practices that address food insecurity.
  • The committee will provide an annual progress report to the Office of the Provost.


  • The group shall meet at least once per term.
  • On an annual basis, the members will identify priority issues for the group to focus on through the academic year.
  • Agenda items and issues for discussion may be proposed by any member to the Chair.


  • Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs delegate (chair)
  • Food Collective Student Coordinator
  • Representative from Student Wellness Services
  • Representative from Hospitality Services
  • Representative from the School of Graduate Studies
  • Representative from Student Financial Aid
  • Representative from the Division of Student Affairs
  • Representative from the Alma Mater Society
  • Representative from the Society for Graduate and Professional Students
  • One Graduate Student at Large
  • One Undergraduate Student at Large
  • Up to two Community Member representatives from community organizations


For reports released from the Food Insecurity Working Group, please see below:

July 2022:   Food Insecurity Report (2.8 MB)

December 2019:  Food Insecurity Report (1.63 MB)