Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director of the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation defines the function of the Student Emergency Fund as follows:
"The Student Emergency Fund provides immedtiate support to students facing crisis situations. The support we've provided includes: food for home, clothing, essential hygiene items, glasses, and funds necessary to apply to university or college.
The situations which some of our most vulnerable and marginalized students find themselves are absolutely heartbreaking. I continue to ask, how do you come to school to learn, when food is an issue as is clothing to wear? It is through the Student Emergency Fund at we show we care and provide hope. The fund is a "bridge" tat provides temporary support until long term provisions can be found."