Campus Food Bank

University of Alberta Students' Union


Description
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
Eligibility
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,
Telephone
780-492-8677 (Campus Food Bank)
Web Site
https://uofapantry.com
Email
pantry@campusfoodbank.com
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: Yes,

All undergraduate students at the University of Alberta are members.




Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Includes:
  • automatic openers at both east and west Galleria entrances
  • elevators
  • accessible washrooms on the first floor
Topic(s)
Last Verified On
February 12, 2024
Location
Edmonton
Hours of Operation

Open during Rutherford Library operating hours.