Being a student is costly. The Pantry is a confidential service that students can access twice a month (the first between the first and 15th of the month, and the second between the 16th and the final day of the month), for a three-to-five day hamper of non-perishable food items. Hampers are available in regular, vegetarian, gluten free, vegan and no pork options.
The Pantry is available to all full- and part-time students.
How does it work?
First, fill out the request a hamper form (see below). If you have used the Pantry in the last year, please fill out a “returning clients” form.
You can choose from picking up a pre-made hamper, where our volunteers assemble a hamper for you, or a “build your own hamper” where you can go through the Pantry and build your own according to your taste (and with some guidelines from us). Once you’ve completed the form you can visit us in person at SA-223 where a volunteer will help you.
Help us minimize waste by bringing your own reusable bags!
Students at Alberta College Campus (ACC) can visit the SAMU Office (Room 118). Students using The Pantry at ACC will not be able to build their own hampers, but may come to City Centre Campus (CCC) to create their own.
The Pantry is open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday- Friday
Amid COVID-19 closures, The Pantry will be providing limited support.
The Pantry will be distributing hampers April 15 – 17 and April 30 – May 1
How it works:
Submit a hamper request form (samu.ca/pantry)
A SAMU staff member will contact you within a business day to book an appointment.
It is very important to show up for your appointment on time.
As campus is fully closed and to limit risk of exposures, hampers will only be distributed OUTSIDE of SAMU’s main entrance (corner 104 Ave and 109 St). Please DO NOT ENTER any buildings on campus.
Request Hamper for First-Time Users
Request Hamper for returning Clients
*Please note, your answers will not affect your eligibility, the forms are for demographic information only.
Want to donate?
Drop off your donations in the Pantry bins around campus or at any SAMU office. We accept monetary donations in-office as well.
If you want to sign up to volunteer for The Pantry, you can learn more on our volunteer page or contact the Food Support Assistant for more information:
Office: SA-223, City Centre Campus
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