Agora Café is a non-profit, student-run food service outlet found in the basement of the H.R MacMillan Building. It’s a wonderful place to meet with other students, study, grab a snack and hangout. Agora believes in creating a sustainable food outlet on campus by making ethical decisions about where their food comes from and how it is grown. Prices are affordable for the average student budget. Try Agora’s famous homemade granola bars—they are delicious but sell out quickly!
LFS | Undergraduate Society
The Land and Food Systems Undergraduate Society (LFS|US) organizes activities that promote student well-being, ensures LFS is represented in University and Faculty affairs. LFS|US hosts community dinners that a great way to connect with students and staff of LFS. These weekly $5 ethnically diverse dinners offer meat or vegetarian options. Come meet new people, chat with professors and enjoy a hearty meal!
Learn more: Wednesday Night Dinner
UBC Sprouts’ Community Eats
UBC Sprouts is a volunteer-run café, store, and community space serving hot lunches, coffee, and baked goods and selling organic, locally-grown produce and minimally-packaged staple and snack items. One of Sprouts’ outreach programs is Community Eats. In an effort to decrease edible food waste, Community Eats prepares hot, nutritious lunches to hundreds of people in the UBC community. Van-Whole Produce, Terra Breads and other local grocery stores donate food that would otherwise be thrown away due to appearance (i.e. blemishes, bruises, etc), quality or damage (i.e. broken or punctured packaging). Don’t fret, it’s perfectly safe and good to eat!
Bring your reusable containers and cutlery and join Community Eats on Fridays in the SUB from 11:30 am – 2 pm.
For more information, visit Community Eats or volunteer with Sprouts!
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future. UBC Farm has a range of community-based programs, such as farm markets and community workshops. Learn to forage, bake or become a beekeeper!
The Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS)
PRSSS is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that connects students, researchers, consultants and professionals studying or working in the field of soil science and related land resource management areas.