With the rising cost of food across Ontario, supporting students experiencing food insecurity is more important than ever.

Last year, more than 450 students benefitted from the generous donations of Durham College (DC) employees and alumni who came together to fund the Food Insecurity Bursary, which helps our students purchase food during the holiday season.

Are you an employee or community member who would like to donate?
You can make double the impact this year as the Durham College Alumni Association will match donations to the Food Insecurity Bursary up to $10,000, when you make a direct donation online through the Durham College Foundation. When filling out the form, please select “Student Food Insecurity Bursary” from the designation list. All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt.

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Are you a student who needs a little extra help this holiday season?
To be considered, email financialaid@durhamcollege.ca with the subject line: Food Insecurity Bursary 2023_your student #. All eligible students will be provided a link to a separate application form that must be completed and submitted no later than December 6, 2023.

To be eligible, you must live in Ontario and be:

  • Registered in a full-time program and studying a full-time course load (minimum 60% or 40% for students with a documented disability)


  • Registered with the Access and Support Centre taking a reduced course load during the fall 2023 academic semester.

Part-time students and those commencing their studies in January 2024 are not eligible, however, if you need support, please visit www.durham.ca/en/living-here/food-banks.aspx.

The Food Insecurity Bursary is generously funded by the Durham College Students Association, Durham College employees, alumni and community members.