UpMeals partnered with Simon Fraser University (SFU) to install a SmartVending machine at the Burnaby campus this fall so that students will benefit from access to convenient vending machine meals. The machine, available 24/7, offers a selection of meals that are healthy, sustainable and affordably priced alternatives to costly meal delivery options.
Located on one of the busiest and most accessible destinations on campus, the vending machine for students will help to provide safe and nutritious meals at all hours, including times when other options are closed and unavailable. The menu available will be determined by focus groups and the types of food students wish to see on-campus.
SFU will be donating its surplus of unsold food through UpMeals' partnership with the Vancouver Food Runners program to help reduce food waste.