With the steady increase in the cost of living and the challenges around finding work, many students in post secondary institutions are increasingly facing higher food insecurity issues. In 2006 Food for Thought and The Summit Student Church partnered together to start their vision of establishing a Food Pantry for students at Algoma University. The Pantry officially opened its doors in May 2007. Since then the Food Pantry, now student operated, has increased significantly to meet the demands of students for emergency food services and address food insecurity issues on campus and off. In addition to meeting immediate needs, the Food Pantry works to address systemic issues around food access by taking an intersectional and holistic approach to operations, consultation, and engagement.
The Algoma University Students’ Union Food Pantry is a collectively-run student service that recognizes the pressing, often hidden causes and consequences of student hunger. We further strive to develop awareness and support within the university community and in the City of Sault Ste Marie.
Our Food Pantry team will be available to assist you!
Book an Appointment
If you have a few small items to bring in, there is always a food collection container outside our door, or drop by our temporary location in the Globe International Student Lounge (SH adjacent to the Security Desk). Have a larger donation or want to make a cash donation? Email our AUSU Food Pantry Coordinator to arrange a donation time! firstname.lastname@example.org
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