FREE SAMRU Care Packages available for in-person pickup

As a Mount Royal University student, you are a member of the Student’s Association (SAMRU). Your membership gives you access to all of our barrier-free food security programs and services and much more.

SAMRU cares and we are here for you! We have temporarily relocated funds to ensure students don’t have to experience food insecurity during this trying time. SAMRU Care Packages are free, ready-to-take, single bag hampers that contain non-perishable and hygiene supplies. Care Packages will be temporarily replacing our Free Breakfast Program and the Food and Hygiene Cupboard program.

Students can drop by the SAMRU Services Hub (Z222) to pick up their Care Package from 11-4 p.m. Monday to Friday. We’ll be monitoring the demand for packages to ensure we have enough supplies to serve students. You may call ahead and we can set aside a package with your name on it.

To secure your free SAMRU food and hygiene hamper, email:,, or call 403-440-6077. Please bring your student ID to pick up your hamper.

Additional food security programs brought to you by SAMRU:

Good Food Box: The Good Food Box, a barrier-free program operated by the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary that allows you to purchase fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables at an affordable cost! Good Food Boxes are delivered to the Students’ Association once a month. 

We are now taking orders over the phone at reception (403-440-6077) and taking payment by credit card (we charge your card then send you a receipt). Once the orders arrive you’ll need to come to reception to pick up your box.

Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store: Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery store is a community-driven grocery store on wheels that increases the availability of healthy and affordable foods in under-served neighbourhoods of Calgary.

The market is back for the Winter 2021 semester! Open every Friday from 12:00-1:30 pm in West Residence (Building B, Room 1025 ), the market will have a variety of fresh produce, eggs, bread, and some non-perishables.

BYOB: Bring your own BAG! Cash, debit, and credit accepted.

Calgary Food Bank: Students can now apply to receive a Calgary Food Bank hamper online here.

Other resources:

Peer Support Coordinator

Office: Wyckham House, Z210
Phone: 403-440-6269
Email: Peer Support