Reminder – do you need extra help buying food this holiday season?

This message is sent on behalf of Kevin Griffin, professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, and chair of the Holiday Food Drive. Please direct any questions to Kevin

With the rising cost of food across Ontario, supporting our Durham College (DC) students and families is more important than ever. Through our annual Food Insecurity Bursary, we provide financial support for students with families and international and domestic students living away from home who are facing food insecurity. 

If you’re a DC student in need of support, please visit the Financial Aid office in the Student Services building at Oshawa campus or email with the subject line “Food Insecurity Bursary 2022_your student number” to discuss your eligibility in further detail. All eligible students will receive a hyperlink to an online form that must be submitted before December 5. 

To be eligible to apply, you must be: 

  • Enrolled in full-time studies for the fall semester. 
    • Part-time students registered as having a permanent disability through the Access and Support office are eligible. 
  • Currently residing in Ontario. 

Part-time students and those commencing their studies in January 2023 are not eligible, however, if you still need support, please visit