SCSU Food Centre

The SCSU Food Centre offers free quality food access to all students, staff and faculty who have a limited budget. By building capacity through emergency food relief, skill building, and education, we aim to contribute to the SCSU’s Mission in ensuring equitable access to post-secondary education and building community.



  • What is food insecurity? The condition of lacking sustainable, accessible, and nutritious food sources.
  • In its first official year of operation, the SCSU Food Centre served a total of 1118 clients.
  • We provide our clients with referrals to other money saving resources on campus and in the community.



We are open throughout the Fall and Winter semester in SL 210A (second floor of the Student Centre, around the corner from the Women & Trans Centre) during these hours:

Tuesday – 4pm – 7pm

Wednesday – 5pm – 7pm

Please note that the SCSU Food Centre is closed throughout final exam period and over Summer semester. When the Food Centre is closed, we encourage you to access services from other food banks in our surrounding community. The closest food bank to campus is the West Hill Community Food Bank, located at 4305 Lawrence Ave East. It is open on Thursdays from 2pm – 5pm. 



To read the SCSU Food Centre’s first annual report, click here. It seeks to give readers a snapshot of food security issues on campus and nationally, review the Food Centre’s operations for the year, and use data and research to establish a roadmap of recommendations for the University, relevant organizations and governmental bodies.


If you have any questions about the SCSU Food Centre, you’re welcome to contact