About Us - Hours of Operation

About Us  - see below for hours.

NOTICE MARCH 27th, 2021 - The Campus Food Bank is again offering food-based hampers, and taking new clients (MUN students, other post-secondary, MUN employees/retirees). These food deliveries will be as usual on Saturdays, 11am to about noon, effective April 3.

CAMPUS FOOD BANK SERVICE DETAILS: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, and MUN's cancellation of in-class teaching, the Campus Food Bank is offering a delivery service ONLY.  This will continue for the forseeable future. As client needs may change from month to month, there's not an automatic sign-up for an extended period.  Any month that a hamper is needed, a request must be made for it. Click here for details.

If you are a MUN student experiencing financial stress due to COVID-19 circumstances, the following is a list of sources of support that the university administration has asked us to post.  These are provided for your information, but the Campus Food Bank is not directly connected to them. 

Undergraduate Students – If you are experiencing significant financial distress you may contact the Student Support Office at studentsupport@mun.ca.

Graduate Students – If you are experiencing significant financial distress you may contact the School of Graduate Studies at sgs@mun.ca.

The following was posted prior to COVID-19.  As noted above, we are only offering a delivery service for the forseeable future.  References to our open hours are related to non-pandemic schedules, which are currently not in effect.

The Campus Food Bank was established in 1996 and is registered as a food bank with the Community Food Sharing Association. Many departments, clubs, societies and other groups hold food drives and fundraisers throughout the year in support of its activities. The Food Bank is staffed by volunteers, most of whom are students.

To utilize the Food Bank, students must provide their student and their MCP number or, in the case of out-of-province students, a student number will suffice.

The food bank is for MUN students, employees, and pensioners with financial need who cannot afford to buy the food they require. If someone has some months they find challenging, but other months when they are okay, then we would expect they only come to the food bank in the challenging months.

You do not need to make an appointment in advance, just come one of our open times. (note, that's a non-COVID time reference, for 2021 you have to email us for a delivery.)

Your student/employee ID, and your MCP card, are all we need you to show, to give you food for yourself. You can get food once per month. We do require you space out your hampers, eg you can't get one March 31 and then April 1st. There should be a space of at least 4 weeks between hampers, so you could receive one March 31st and then April 28 eg.

If you have family members living with you in the same home, who will be sharing the food, such as spouse/partner/child/parent/sibling, we can give you extra of some food items. You would need to bring the MCP of each of those people to get the extra food. They do not need to come with you, just have their card.

You need to bring the card/cards every time. It's a good idea to bring a few bags to take the food, as it won't all fit in a backpack. We do have some plastic bags on hand if you need them.

Hours of Operation

Note : these hours refer to non-COVID times. For now we are only doing deliveries.  

Receiving food hampers from us:

The Campus Food Bank is open as follows, on an ongoing basis:

  • Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00pm - not during COVID-19
  • Monday from 3:30 - 7:30pm - not during COVID-19
  • Thursday from 3:30 - 7:30pm - not during COVID-19

DURING COVID-19, we are offering deliveries only.  See here for details.

These hours are only for receiving  food hampers from us. See below for donating.

The Food Bank is open year-round, except for a few weeks over the Christmas Break. Dates for that closure are posted in December. We are also closed for most statuatory holidays - these tend to be mainly Monday holidays when there are no classes. We post those closure dates shortly in advance of the day.  We are also closed when MUN closes for weather reasons.

Donating food or funds to the food bank:

For donation hours, please see our Donations page.   

Location

The Campus Food Bank is located in the basement of the Global Learning Centre (formerly Corte Real), Burton's Pond Apartments,  on Memorial University's St. John's Campus. We are in room CA1000, next to the elevator.  The first floor of our building was renumbered in 2019 and our old number of CA1000K  was changed to drop the K.  We are still in the same room.  We are building 40B on this campus map.

Contact foodbank@mun.ca for more information.

Contact

Campus Food Bank

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000