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,
780-492-8677 (Campus Food Bank)
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:
  • automatic openers at both east and west Galleria entrances
  • elevators
  • accessible washrooms on the first floor
Last Verified On
February 12, 2024
Hours of Operation

Open during Rutherford Library operating hours.