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Dalhousie Student Union Food Bank

Food for Students and Staff

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. 

You must provide your student ID (example Dalcard) for access.

All university students and Dalhousie staff are welcome, there is no cost to the food.

You are able to access one basket of food per every seven days.

To make sure there is enough to go around, we ask that you take only what you need, due to our food bank having a limited supply.

Please bring your own reusable bag to carry your food home in, as the baskets have to stay in the Food Bank! 

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

Hours are subject to change depending on our volunteers' schedules. Please feel free to phone ahead to confirm @ 902-494-1106 (9am - 4pm) or 902-494-2140 (after hours). 


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


You can find us in the lower level of the SUB, opposite from Wellness Room. 

Looking to make a food or monetary donation?


  • Through the DSU: drop by our accounting office #290 on 2nd floor SUB
  • Through the University: projectDAL website 


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

Critical Items needed:


Tomato soup

pasta sauce

sauces or condiments

mixed vegetables

 Box or bag


Kraft dinner type pasta




crackers (any type)