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Food hampers are currently available 24/7 at the Turnkey Desk in the Student Life Centre. If you have any questions please email us at

Strapped for cash and need some food? Don't go hungry! Run entirely by dedicated student volunteers, this valuable service is confidential.

Where to find us?

Student Food Bank now offers pre-packaged hampers (choice of either meat or veggie) which will be available at the following locations

  • SLC Turnkey: Located in the Student Life Centre open 24/7
  • DC Turnkey: Located in the Davis Centre Library between the hours of 8 am - 12 am
  • WUSA Peer Support Centre: SLC 3102
  • School of Architecture: Arc 3001
  • School of Pharmacy: Lounge
  • Stratford Campus: Stairwell C Room 1804

Custom Hampers

Our custom hampers are temporarily unavailable. Please monitor our Facebook and Instagram pages or check back later for more updates.

The WUSA Food Support Service provides custom hampers to those with food allergies and/or special dietary needs. If you do not require a custom hamper, our regular meat/vegetarian hampers are available for pick up at any of our locations.

    Who is eligible?

    • All University of Waterloo affiliates who possess an active Watcard are able to use our services

      Our Goals

      • To provide an accessible way for students in need to access food and hygiene products
      • To raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity issues
      • To run unique events in order to raise food for our Food Bank and local community

      Donate to us

      resuable grocery bag filled with canned goodsWe have donation bins around campus if you would like to donate any unopened and unexpired non-perishable items or personal hygiene products.                

      Small donations: dropped off at the bins throughout campus

      Our bins are located at:

      • Dana Porter and Davis Centre Libraries
      • South Campus Hall
      • UW Residences

      Large donations: please email us at

      Join Us

      Interested in getting involved with the Food Bank? Apply on Leads and join us as a volunteer!student food bank volunteers

      Connect with us

      Facebook: Feds Student Food Bank

      Instagram: @fedsfoodbank

      Twitter: @FedsFoodBank