Learn more about our
Food Bank Program

Facing hunger or serious financial pressures? Apply for and redeem a $25 food certificate up to 3 times per semester. Intended for students in a state of need, this student-run service is funded primarily by donations and student fees. Apply here with only your student number for confidentiality.

Staff at the SFSS Student Centre 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 Student Centre 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.

Questions? Contact studentcentre@sfss.ca

Eligibility

All Undergraduate students at SFU in need can apply for the SFSS Food Bank Program for a maximum of three times per semester.

Voucher pick up and redemption

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)

At the till, the cashier will 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.

Alternative Community 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/

History

We thank the Graduate Student Society, Out on Campus, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, SFSS Board of Directors, SFSS Member Services Coordinators and Staff, SFU Residence and Housing, SFU Student Services, SFU Women’s Centre, and many SFU students for their commitment, valued contribution to dialogue, and hard work in alleviating student hunger at SFU.