The University of Lethbridge is hosting its annual buy a student a breakfast campaign this week. It kicks off today for Giving Tuesday and people can donate $6 to the campaign to get one breakfast for a student heading into final exam season.
“The initiative has been running since 2018 and we’re proud to say our community continues to step up with stronger support every year,” says Diana Letts, an educator and a teaching development facilitator in the University’s Teaching Centre and Co-chair of the ULethbridge Food for Thought program. “Our alumni donors have been especially supportive and we’re once again looking to provide more than 1,000 student breakfasts at a really crucial time of year.”
Money for the campaign will be collected this week and volunteers will hand out the free breakfast coupons during the first week of exam season, Dec. 4-8.
“It’s more than a breakfast coupon, it’s a way to show our students how much our community values them and is behind them as they pursue their academic goals,” adds Letts. “Many of our students are a long way from home and, during a stressful time of year, a reminder that there’s a community here supporting them is really meaningful.”
Each $6 pledge will get a student a free breakfast sandwich and hot drink at the University’s Tim Hortons or Urban Café. Pledges can be made on the university’s website.