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Guelph Student FoodBank

In an effort to combat hunger and poverty on campus and in the greater Guelph community, the Guelph Student FoodBank provides graduate and undergraduate University of Guelph students access to emergency food, anti-poverty resources, and referrals to other food security, anti-poverty and financial assistance groups. This service is always confidential.

What We Are: The Guelph Student FoodBank, started and funded by students, began in the Fall of 2004. Since then we have seen the scope of our work increase dramatically as the real and often hidden issues of hunger and impoverishment become more evident. We have helped hundreds of people in need and held a series of events that focused on raising awareness about and resistance to poverty and hunger in our communities. With more than 1200 students accessing emergency food services in the community, the need for the Guelph Student FoodBank couldn’t be greater.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday 12pm - 6pm


If you are unable to contact us or are in need of support, contact any of the agencies in the Guelph Wellington Dufferin Food Access Guide.

Who is Eligible?

All current undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of emergency food are eligible to use our services. For the first visit we ask that all students bring their valid UofG student ID card and complete a short intake form. From there a visitor ID number is assigned and a corresponding visitor card will be given out; the visitor card must be brought to each subsequent visit. The Guelph Student FoodBank provides a maximum of 30 items per person in the family per month; we do not have a limit on the number of visits to our service, so visitors may take items as they are needed.

Funding Applications

  • The funding applications can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page under "File Attachments"


Volunteers, We Want You! Please complete the volunteer application form and drop it off at the Guelph Student FoodBank, CSA Front Office or email it to us at

Things to Check Out

File attachments