Emergency Food Bank Certificate Program

About the SFSS Emergency Food Bank Program

The SFSS Emergency Food Bank Program is intended for students in a state of need and is meant to replace a physical, traditional food bank. The program is run by students, for students. Funding for the program comes primarily from donations and is supplemented by student fees. 

There are a limited number of certificates available but we encourage all students who are facing hunger or serious financial pressures to apply. Students may pick up their vouchers at the SFSS General Office in Burnaby, the Registrar's counter at SFU Surrey (for the nearby Safeway) or at Nesters Market at SFU Woodwards location. Students who live in SFU Residences may also request that their vouchers be delivered directly to their door. 
Your food bank vouchers can be redeemed at the following locations:
  • Nesters Market (SFU Burnaby)
  • SFU Dining Hall (SFU Burnaby)
  • Safeway Surrey (SFU Surrey, 10355 King George Highway)
  • Nesters Woodwards (SFU Woodwards)

How to Apply for Emergency Food Bank Program Certificate

To obtain a $25 Emergency Food Bank Program certificate, you may register through the Websurvey below, providing only your student number for complete confidentiality.

Click here to apply to the Emergency SFSS Food Bank Certificate Program

Staff at the SFSS General Office will prepare a sealed envelope containing the Emergency Food Bank Program Certificate, with only your student number visible. The envelope will be ready within 24 hours of request submission. To pick up, simply let the General Office Staff know that you have an envelope to pick up, and provide your student ID card. Staff will cross-reference your student number with the prepared envelope - no names and other identifiers will be recorded. 
You may then redeem your certificates at one of the locations described above. At the till, the cashier will also check your student ID card for the correct student number - no information will be recorded. The Food Certificates, valued at $25, may be used towards the purchase of food items only.
Should your cart value exceed $25, you may use your own funds to make up the difference.
Students who want to apply in person at the SFSS General Office will be asked to apply online, using a smart phone, or a computer terminal. 


All Undergraduate students at SFU will be able to apply for the SFSS Food Bank Program for a maximum of three times per semester.

If you have any questions, please contact sfssgo@sfu.ca

NOTICE:  Alternative Resources:

Here are some alternative resources you can reach out to:

Greater Vancouver Food Bank: https://www.foodbank.bc.ca/
Surrey Food Bank: http://www.surreyfoodbank.org/
Langley Food Bank: http://www.langleyfoodbank.com/
Richmond Food Bank: http://richmondfoodbank.org/
Food Bank BC: http://www.foodbanksbc.com/
Food Bank Canada: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
SHARE: http://sharesociety.ca/food-bank/
Single Parent Food Bank: http://www.singleparentfoodbank.org/

We hope you have a warm and happy holidays!