Algoma University Student Union 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!

Every Tuesday 1-7pm & Thursday 11am- 4pm 

Sault Ste. Marie Campus, The Globe, International Student Lounge, Main Floor

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

  • 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.


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!


Here at AlgomaU there are so many opportunities to get involved, if you have any further on how you can help please email

Food is a Right, Not a Privilege

Follow us @AUSUFoodPantry