To the University Community,
We are proud to announce, in partnership with the Students’ Union, the establishment of a short-term program to support students who are still struggling with the loss of food due to the extended power outage caused by Hurricane Fiona.
The funding to establish this program is possible thanks to $50,000 raised through donations that were matched by CBU since the Hurricane Fiona Student Relief Fund was launched on September 29. Donations came from the community and corporate donations, including many alumni, faculty and staff. The $100,000 will be used to purchase non-perishable food items as well as toiletries for those students affected by the hurricane.
CBU Students’ Union is not only a partner in delivering this program; they are a lead donor contributing $10,000 to the cause. “The Students’ Union is thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside the University on the Hurricane Relief Fund to aid students affected by the storm,” says CBU Students’ Union President Damanpreet Singh. “We will be expanding our Food Bank program to help those in immediate need through the Hurricane Relief fund program,” says Damanpreet Singh, President of the CBU Students’ Union.
Packages have been assembled that include non-perishable food as well as toiletries. These packages are available to be picked up by students in the Manson Lounge at the following times:
Students must show their student IDs. Packages will be available while supplies last.
Hurricane Fiona made landfall on September 24 and caused extensive damage in our region, causing power outages across the CBRM that affected many of our students. Many post-secondary students struggle with food security, and Fiona only added to that situation. As always, our community, alumni and donors stepped up for students and we are deeply grateful for that support.
Thank you to all those who donated to the Fiona Relief Fund.
Yours very truly,