Campus Food Bank

University of Alberta Students' Union

Provides programming to combat food insecurity for University of Alberta students, staff, and alumni up to five years after graduation.

Service offers:

  • programming to combat food insecurity for University of Alberta students including food hamper program, WECAN food baskets, cooking sessions. and a variety of other food programs

Campus Kitchens:

  • bi-weekly cooking sessions focused on low cost and time-friendly recipes

Food Pantry:

  • a place where people can drop in to both leave food donations and pick up food to take home

Hamper Program:

  • available after intake appointment
  • non-perishable and fresh food items to last 4 to 5 days
  • toiletries, baby food, and baby diapers also available
  • will accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies
  • once registered, can receive a food hamper a maximum of once every 14 days (2 weeks)

WECAN Food Baskets

  • acts as the University Depot for the WECAN Food Basket Society
  • low cost fruit, vegetables and meats can be purchased on a monthly basis

Affiliation: Food Banks Alberta, University of Alberta, WECAN Food Basket Society
Yes, Service targeted to University of Alberta:
  • current students and staff
  • alumni (up to 5 years after graduation)
  • and their families
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • visit website to register (intake appointment then completed in person)
  • e-mail for more information
  • find WECAN Food Basket information online
The following information must be provided:
  • name and University of Alberta affiliation
  • ONEcard
To access food pantry:
  • drop in (ONEcard required to access space; limit of 5 items per household member)
  • visit website for Rutherford Library operating hours

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: Yes,

All undergraduate students at the University of Alberta are members.

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Includes: 
  • ramp access into building
  • elevator access to different floors
  • accessible parking
  • automatic doors
  • accessible washrooms
Last Verified On
February 12, 2024
8900 114 Street
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2J7
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Hours of Operation
04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Staff are typically in office between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays, and can be reached by phone or drop in.

Closed statutory holidays and other closures in accordance with University of Alberta closures such as winter holiday break. 

Grocery bus only available Saturdays mornings. Contact for details.