One event that comes up for me every February is the Campus Food Bank’s annual Mac ‘n Cheese Affair fundraiser. JP has been involved with the Campus Food Bank for years and for as long as I have known him, I have attended the event (I even did a recap from a few years ago). The Campus Food Bank does tremendous work for students, staff and alumni at the University of Alberta in the fight against hunger. I love their motto/mission of “Hunger for knowledge, not food” because that really is what student life and university should be about – the pursuit of knowledge.
Last week, I attended the 5th Annual Campus Food Bank Mac n Cheese Affair with A, Andrea, JP and Teresa. The Mac n Cheese Affair is a fundraiser for the campus food bank (CFB) and I really believe in supporting them because they do such amazing work for the University community. The speeches really highlighted the various types of people they help, it’s not just students, but also staff and alumni. Food insecurity is such a major issue these days and it’s heartbreaking to hear of how people have to make a choice between food and other basic necessities, so having an organization like the CFB to give members of the University community a helping hand is beyond important and I was happy to attend the Mac n Cheese Affair for such a great cause.