Food Assistance Program
Emergency Food Assistance Program
Seeking additional ways to support Athabasca University graduate students, the Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA) is launching an emergency food assistance program (EFAP) in January 2024. Food insecurity has become a priority for AUGSA as graduate students express rising concerns in tuition, living costs, and limited financial aid.
Supporting graduate student members of the Athabasca University community, the goal of the EFAP is to reduce financial stress, provide equitable access to food, and support graduate students in achieving their educational journey.
How the Program Works
EFAP is completely digital, offering graduate students the ability to apply online. All EFAP support is delivered through e-grocery cards sent to the graduate students' Athabasca University email account.
Upon application, graduate students will be entered into a monthly random draw for e-grocery cards valid at Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, FRESH CO, Needs, Lawton Drugs, IGA, Thrifty Foods.
Graduate students must use their Athabasca University assigned e-mail for their application to be accepted. Graduate students can submit one application per month and recieve up to a maximum of one e-grocery card annually. Not all graduate students who have applied will recieve an e-grocery card due to application demand, but graduate students are encouraged to apply again the following month if food insecurity remains a concern.
EFAP applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2024. The application form will be made available here.