Health and Wellness, Money Matters, Student Life

On-Campus Food Banks!

Did you know that the University of Toronto’s tri-campuses have free year-round Food Banks available to students in need? This service is available to graduate, part-time, and full-time students. As well, it can be accessed by anyone from single individuals to entire student families!


St. George Campus

The University of Toronto’s Student Union operates a Food Bank out of the Multi-Faith Centre on Spadina Avenue. To register, bring your TCard to the Centre’s main floor during the Food Bank’s hours of operation, Fridays from 12 pm- 3 pm. For the month of December, the Bank will be open on Friday the 9th and 16th. It will re-open on January 6th. Families hoping to receive toys for the holiday season can register at the Food Bank on Friday, December 9th beginning at 9 am. The toy distribution will take place on the 9th as well. This location no longer operates a Clothing Closet, though if donated clothing items have been received they will be made available to students.

Location, contact information, and operating hours can be found here.

Collection of various buns on a wooden cutting board

Mississauga Campus

The Mississauga Campus’ Student Union runs a Food Centre that is located in the Davis Building, room 2102. It’s open Mondays from 9 am -12 pm, Tuesdays from 8 am- 10 am, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm – 4 pm, and Fridays from 9 am – 2 pm. Also available at the Centre are toys, clothes, home necessities, and toiletries. There’s even a Shopping List System that allows students to request specific perishable items to be bought on their behalf. The Centre takes confidentiality very seriously and so keeps specific confidential hours for individuals desiring anonymity to access the space.

Location, contact information, and operating hours can be found here.

Image of sliced fruits on a wooden table- kiwi, orange, banana, lemon

Scarborough Campus

The Scarborough Campus’ Student Union is currently undergoing the process to set up a permanent Food Bank on campus. Until this happens, it is operating a monthly pop up Food Bank service. On the last Wednesday of every month, a temporary Bank is set up in the HW Kiosk and non-perishable items are given out to any student who requests them. For the month of December, the Food Bank will be available via pop up on Wednesday, December 14th from 11 am – 3 pm.


Gabriele Simmons is three years into her Women and Gender Studies undergraduate degree. When not obsessing over comma placement Gabriele can be found doing recreational modern dance, reading fiction, and energetically volunteering. You might know her from UofT's Early Learning Centre, where she's been a casual classroom support since September 2015.

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