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Meal boxes provided to low-income students

Meal boxes provided to low-income students

Cégep de Trois-Rivières Foundation in collaboration with the Technologies Programme
The Dietitian and Assistant Director of Student and Community Life will provide meal boxes to students who need nutritional assistance throughout the session.

The idea was suggested by a professor in the Department of Nutrition. » As part of the course, students are required to cook several recipes in order to become familiar with food service management activities. This collaborative project makes it possible to avoid food surpluses, give back to the student community while providing students with a real educational situation,” explains program coordinator, Karen Gelinas.

Meals will be cooked by students for students. This is a circular economy project that thus reduces the environmental footprint while contributing to the well-being of the student community in Cégep de Trois-Rivières.

The Foundation, thanks to Jeune Oasis, provides financial assistance of $3,500 for

Covering the cost of food to provide meals to students with certain conditions


“The institution is regularly called upon to point out that students do not have enough to eat. “They have less concentration, and physical activities are more difficult,” says Mylène Carpentier, Director General of the Ségep de Trois-Rivières Foundation.

The Observatory for Success in Higher Education has conducted studies on this topic

Food insecure students would be three, he explains

Times more likely to postpone their studies due to financial difficulties.

Thanks to this collaboration, more than 1,000 meals will be served to students at Cégep de Trois-Rivières throughout the 2024 winter session.