Guelph Student FoodBank

  Service Alert —

The Guelph Student FoodBank is currently operating by appointment only.

Please complete the virtual Intake Form to receive instructions on obtaining an appointment.

Guelph Student FoodBankIn 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.

Important Updates for Fall 2021! Please note that starting on October 1st, 2021, there will be several changes to service operations. Mandatory re-registration for all FoodBank guests is also required by October 1st, 2021. Please click here to read the full details!


Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only: Once you fill out our virtual Intake Form and receive your visitor number, you will be sent a weekly email with a sign-up form for the following week's appointment bookings.
  • Please note: The FoodBank will be closed on two Mondays in October:
    • Monday, October 4th
    • Monday, October 11th
    • Appointments will be run Tuesdays through Thursdays on those weeks.

The Guelph Student FoodBank has regular closures annually during the following periods:

  • Winter Closure: Closed December 20, 2021 to January 7, 2022; re-opening January 10, 2022
  • Spring Closure: Closed April 25, 2022 to May 3; re-opening May 6, 2022.

Contact

  • Location: 620 Gordon Street
  • Phone: 519 824 4120 x52561
  • Coordinator: Kandace Blaker, foodbank@uoguelph.ca

For additional resources & support, please refer to the Guelph Emergency Food Access guide.


Eligibility

All current undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of emergency food are eligible to use our services. 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.

Please fill out the Intake Form to sign-up for service and receive your visitor number.

For information on Funding, please see the Funding Application page.


Last Updated:
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 3:38 PM