University of British Columbia goes to UpMeals for smart and healthy vending service

Nov. 19, 2021

Healthy vending company UpMeals announced that it is partnering with the University of British Columbia to provide UBC students with meals available in UpMeal's refrigerated venders. UpMeals' "smart vending" machines are being installed at UBC's Sauder School of Business and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre where they'll provide access to healthy food options 24/7.

UpMeals is supplying individually packaged breakfasts, entrees, snacks and juices for the machines. The first machine will be installed in the main lobby of the Sauder School of Business Henry Angus building, and the second machine will be situated inside the café of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. They reportedly will serve up to 10,000 students, faculty, and staff a day in each building.

Like it has for other venues, including Simon Fraser University and GEC, Vancouver’s largest off-campus student housing center, UpMeals is designing a rotating menu of meals and snacks for UBC Food Services .

Food items offered in UpMeals' machines will rotate on a regular basis and reflect ongoing data received through UpMeals vending app. Surplus unsold food will be donated to Vancouver Food Runners.


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