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Dalhousie Student Union Food Bank

Free Food for Students and Staff

The Food Bank welcomes all members of the Dalhousie Community, students, staff and alumni alike. 

We are aware that food insecurity is a problem in the student community. Sometimes money doesn't come in, loans get delayed, or you've got other things to deal with. Don't worry, whether you need long term assistance or just a few meals to get by, please come visit us. All students and staff are welcome, just bring your dalcard with you!

To make sure there is enough to go around, we ask that you take only what you need. We ask that everyone using the food bank take only one basket full per two weeks, as our food bank has a limited supply. Please bring your own reusable bag to carry your food in, as the baskets have to stay in the Food Bank! 

Hours of Operation (check here for real-time schedule)

Monday: 9:00am-11:00am, 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday: (closed until 1 for delivery) 1:00pm-6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Hours are subject to change depending on our volunteers' schedules. Please feel free to phone ahead to confirm @ 902-494-1106 or 902-494-2140.


The Food Bank is an incredible resource that survives because of volunteers. Please come join the team! For more information click here!


We have a new location! You can find us in the basement of the SUB, opposite from Wellness Room. 

Looking to make a donation?

We are in desperate need of the following items...

Critical Items needed:

Menstrual pads (not tampons) 



Tomato soup

pasta sauce

sauces or condiments

mixed vegetables


Box or bag


Kraft dinner type pasta


stovetop stuffing 




crackers (any type)