RRU’s Food Bank is a Student Services initiative that serves our most vulnerable students on campus. It is meant to be operated in a “no questions asked” style and with the highest degree of respect and sensitivity. Students may visit the Food Bank as often as needed and may take as much food as they like (within reason). It is not meant to replace a forgotten lunch or fully feed a student for the school year, but aims to help out during a short-term time of need.
Where is it?
The Food Bank is physically located in the Recreation Centre and may be accessed anytime during operating hours. Ask staff at the Rec Centre reception counter to borrow the key. It's located in this space because of the extended hours of operation and the level of privacy it provides.
How does it operate?
The primary supply of unperishable food is donated by students leaving residency. It is collected via bins located in residency lounges by our custodial staff and delivered to the Recreation Centre. Several times a year, depending on demand and funding available, Financial Aid & Awards (FAA) staff will stock the shelves with food purchased at Costco and other wholesale shops.
Donations of unperishable food or cash for the FAA shopping trip are gratefully accepted at the Library or Recreation Centre.
Feedback is welcome!
Please contact Student Service’s Financial Aid & Awards team with any comments or suggestions.