About Us - Hours of Operation

About Us  - see below for hours.

CAMPUS FOOD BANK - COVID-19

If you are a MUN student experiencing financial stress due to COVID-19 circumstances, the following is a list of sources of support, including local food bank contacts.   These are provided for your information, but the Campus Food Bank is not directly connected to any of 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.

Contact information from Food First NL for other food banks which may be open at this time.  Please note this information is being updated on an ongoing basis, so check directly with any site before going there.  Click here.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, and MUN's cancellation of in-class teaching, the Campus Food Bank will be CLOSED as of the end of our regular hours Monday, March 16, until at least Sunday May 10, inclusive.  We will be monitoring the situation and as soon as we feel it is appropriate to reopen, we will post that here.

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.

Your student/employee ID, and your MCP card, are all we need you to show, to give you food for yourself. You can visit once per month. We do require you space out your visits, eg you can't come March 31 and then April 1st. There should be a space of at least 4 weeks between visits, so you could come 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 change of operating hours starting September 2019.  

Receiving food hampers from us:

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

  • Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00pm
  • Monday from 3:30 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday from 3:30 - 7:30pm

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, and MUN's cancellation of in-class teaching, the Campus Food Bank will be CLOSED as of the end of our regular hours Monday, March 16, until at least Sunday May 10th, inclusive. We will be monitoring the situation and as soon as we feel it is appropriate to reopen, we will post that here.  See above for alternate sources of help.

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 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