The Food Pantry

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.

two staff members infront of a counter of food

AUSU Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry team will be available to assist you!

Monday 11-6 pm, Wednesday and Saturdays 12-6 pm

Sault Ste. Marie Campus, Shingwaulk Hall 201 

How to Participate

Book an Appointment

  • Appointments must be made through the Google Calendar Link below.
  • Please list your dietary requirements and preferred items when you make your appointment.
  • The pantry will do its best to meet your requests but will not be able to guarantee exact items.
  • If you cannot make your appointment please cancel it on the calendar, as we have coordinators on site who are expecting and waiting for you.

**Curbside Pickup (optional)

  • Be on time for your appointment and wear a mask. Only ONE person can attend the appointment.
  • Pickup is the outside The Globe door by the pay meter parking lot to the left of the front entrance. Please knock to let us know you have arrived.
  • Food bags will be arranged prior to your arrival so it is VERY important that you come to the correct time slot and tell the pantry assistant your name so that you do not end up with the wrong bag of food.


The AUSU Food Pantry is currently looking for in-kind and financial donations to support our day to day operations.” Most needed items include produce, eggs, milk, bread, chickpeas, and hygiene products.

  • In-kind donations may be dropped off between the hours of 12-6 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays or by contacting 
  • Financial donations may be made via e-transfer to with the subject line “Food Pantry donation”, cheque written out the to the Algoma University Students’ Union, subject line “Food Pantry donation”, or cash drop off to the Food Pantry. 


There are many opportunities to make a difference with the Food Pantry! Email to learn how to become involved.

Food is a Right, Not a Privilege

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