Community Food Room

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About the SMU Community Food Room

The SMU Community Food Room is the on-campus food bank for the Saint Mary’s University community. Our goal is to offer access to safe, nutritious, and personally acceptable foods in a welcoming environment. In collaboration with Feed Nova Scotia, we work to improve food security, food equity, and food literacy.

Book an appointment

The SMU Community Food Room is open year-round and is operating by appointment only. Users may book an appointment once per week (Monday - Friday). We open appointments every Monday by 1:00 p.m. for that week's appointments. We only open appointments for a week at a time. If it says, "no available appointments", we are fully booked for the week. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment time, please contact us as soon as possible, so that we can release that slot to someone else who is available. Check back often, as we may add appointments throughout the week based on volunteer availability. If you cannot find an available appointment time, please let us know by contacting so we can make other arrangements.

Contact Us

  • Email:
  • Location: 526 Student Centre (Fifth Floor)
  • By Appointment Only: Appointments may be scheduled Monday between 2:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday CLOSED.

Share your feedback

Do you have suggestions for the SMU Community Food Room? Submit the online feedback form with suggestions for food room items and ideas for events and programming!

Get involved

‌You can get involved by volunteering, donating resources, or supporting the Community Food Room through promotions or events. Volunteers build their customer service skills and gain experience working with a non-profit organization, all while giving back to the campus community. Volunteer involvement can also be tracked through the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). 

Make a Donation

The Community Food Room thanks supporters for their generous contributions. Your donations are helping to improve food security in the SMU Community and beyond. Questions about donations can be directed to

Food donations can be dropped off at SMUSA (501 Student Centre) or Student Affairs and Services (301 Student Centre) during business hours, which are typically Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Right now, our desired food donations include: cooking oil, frozen meat, rice, canned or dried legumes, and canned vegetables. 

We accept monetary donations, these can help us purchase perishable foods such as milk, eggs, meats. 

Our supporters

To all members of the Saint Mary’s community who support the Community Food Room: thank you! We couldn’t serve the needs of the SMU community without your contributions. We also want to extend a special thank you to Feed Nova Scotia, SMUSA, SMU Alumni, and SMU Dining for their continued support.

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Off-campus resources

There are additional food services available off campus, including: