Food Support


Don’t let a lack of time or funds prevent you from eating a healthy, balanced diet.

With our needs-based food support programs, you’ll be able to focus less on where your next meal is coming from and more on your studies.

Food insecurity can be tightly linked with financial insecurity. See how SAMRU can help you succeed with one of our financial support programs.

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Free Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is important for maintaining adequate brain function and energy levels throughout the day. Unfortunately, many students either skip or simply can’t afford a nutritious breakfast every day. The Peer Support Centre provides a free, nutritious breakfast to students who need it, to help kick start their day. From 8:45 am (until supplies last) Monday through Friday during the Fall and Winter semesters, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, bread, coffee, and more provide a simple and healthy foundation that makes learning possible all day long.
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Food & Hygiene Cupboard

Designed as a short-term solution, students can access the food & hygiene cupboard located in the Peer Support Centre as many times as needed. If you need longer-term assistance, we can help you access the Calgary Food Bank through our referral process.

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Care Cupboards

With five satellite locations across campus, SAMRU Care Cupboards build on our existing food security programs by extending anonymous, convenient access to food and personal hygiene supplies.

The cupboards feature both refrigerated and non-perishable food storage, microwaves, and essential hygiene products.

Cupboards and fridges are re-stocked twice a week. Students accessing the care cupboards are encouraged to take what is necessary, but to visit SAMRU’s Peer Support Centre for their broader support needs.

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Food Bank

The Peer Support Centre is a referral agency of the Calgary Food Bank, and hampers are available to all eligible individuals. Drop by the Peer Support Centre (Wyckham House, Z210) during our core hours to fill out an application form with one of our volunteers.

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Campus Food Drive

SAMRU accepts food and hygiene donations year round! Drop off non-perishable food items and hygiene products at the donation boxes set up at participating departments in the university OR at the Peer Support Centre (Z210). Donations help support the Peer Support Centre’s Food and Hygiene Cupboard, which students access year-round. Extra food donations are given to the Calgary Food Bank.

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Good Food Box

The Good Food Box program, operated by the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, allows you to purchase fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables at an affordable cost!

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