About Us - Hours of Operation
About Us - see below for hours.
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. Food can be received BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO DROP-INS. A hamper application form for students/other users is on our clients page. EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2022, THE APPOINTMENTS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED, JUST DROP BY DURING OUR NEW SUMMER HOURS.
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.
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 bags on hand if you need them - during COVID we have been bagging the hampers in advance.
Hours of Operation
Receiving food hampers from us:
The Campus Food Bank is open as follows for hamper pickup, on an ongoing basis:
- UP TO THE END OF APRIL 2022
- Monday from 3:30 - 7:30pm - HAMPER PICKUP, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
- Thursday from 3:30 - 7:30pm - HAMPER PICKUP, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
- We have an online appointment form on our Clients page
- See our Donations page for when to drop off items to us, as the above hours are for clients
- EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2022
- Monday from 4:30 - 6:30pm - HAMPER PICKUP, JUST DROP BY, NO APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING MADE
- Thursday from 4:30 - 6:30pm - HAMPER PICKUP, JUST DROP BY, NO APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING MADE
These above hours are only for receiving food hampers from us. See our Donations page for when to drop by with food.
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.
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.
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