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Food hampers are currently available Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 7 pm at the Turnkey Desk in the Student Life Centre. If you have any questions please email us at

Strapped for cash and need some food? Don't go hungry! Run entirely by dedicated student volunteers, this valuable service is confidential.

Where to find us?

Please note: Food hampers are currently only available Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm at the Turnkey Desk in the Student Life Centre. If you have any questions please email us at

Student Support Service now offers pre-packaged hampers (choice of either meat or veggie) which will be available at the following locations:

  • SLC Turnkey: Located in the Student Life Centre (Open 24/7)
  • DC Turnkey: Located in the Davis Centre Library (Open 8 am - 12 am)
  • WUSA Peer Support Centre: SLC 3102
  • School of Architecture: Arc 3001
  • School of Pharmacy: Lounge
  • Stratford Campus: Stairwell C Room 1804

Custom Hampers

Our custom hampers are temporarily unavailable. Please monitor our Facebook and Instagram pages or check back later for more updates.

The WUSA Food Support Service provides custom hampers to those with food allergies and/or special dietary needs. If you do not require a custom hamper, our regular meat/vegetarian hampers are available for pick up at any of our locations.

    Who is eligible?

    • All University of Waterloo undergraduate students and affiliates who possess an active Watcard are able to use our services

      Our Goals

      • To provide an accessible way for students in need to access food and hygiene products
      • To raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity issues
      • To run unique events in order to raise food for our service and local community

      Donate to us

      resuable grocery bag filled with canned goodsWe have donation bins around campus if you would like to donate any unopened and unexpired non-perishable items or personal hygiene products.                

      Small donations: Currently all donations should be brought to the lower level of the SLC. The donation bin is located across from the CIBC bank.

      Large donations: please email us at

      Cash donations:

      • Donations accepted via Paypal
        Donate with PayPal

      • Donations accepted in person at the WUSA Main office

      Join Us

      Interested in getting involved with the the Food Support Service? Apply on Leads and join us as a volunteer!student food bank volunteers

      Connect with us

      Facebook: WUSA Food Support Service

      Instagram: @WUSAfoodsupport