The SU Campus Food Bank offers a year-round emergency food relief service to UCalgary’s campus community. This relief is provided through nutritionally-sound hampers assembled in accordance with the Canada Food Guide. The SU Campus Food Bank also provides access to emergency snacks, the Good Food Box program (affordable produce) and can pass along information regarding food relief resources available both on and off-campus.
To speak confidentially to one of our volunteers about your food security needs, call 403.220.8599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to regular hampers available all year, the SU Food Bank provides Ramadan food hampers for campus community members who need support to celebrate the occasion, as well as Holiday hampers prior to the winter break. Ramadan and Holiday hampers can be requested as an add-on to a regular hamper request, or they can be ordered as a stand-alone hamper.
The SU Food Bank also runs an annual Adopt-a-Family program that provides holidays gifts to student families with limited resources. This program accepts applications in November, and gifts are distributed in early December.
In emergency cases, grocery store gift cards are distributed to students in immediate need of necessities. This form of assistance can be access by referral from a Student Support Advisor in Student Wellness Services. This initiative is supported by the Students’ Greatest Need fund.
Foothills Community Pantry
The Foothills campus community pantry of nonperishable food and essentials is a grassroots initiative designed to help address a need. You can find the pantry in the Health Sciences Centre atrium (also known as Hippocrates Mall), near the staircase that leads up to the library. It is available to all self-identified Foothills campus community members with needs, and stocked by all members wishing to donate nonperishable food and essentials.
This initiative operates on a Take what you need, Share what you can model.