UC-0017B (in the tunnels)
email – email@example.com
phone – 343-8850
Why does the Food Bank exist?
LUSU understands the financial constraints involved in post-secondary education and the difficulty in making ends meet. The Food Bank was created to assist students who find themselves in a tight spot for food.
Am I eligible?
If you are a current student at Lakehead University you are eligible to access the Food Bank.
Who uses the Food Bank?
Each student has their own story. We have helped students who have been in emergency food situations due to their student loan not coming in on time, unexpected car or health care payments, personal crisis, and other budgeting issues. You are not alone in needing help.
How to get help from the Food Bank?
The Food Bank is open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We are located in the tunnel UC-0017B. If the Food Bank is closed, please visit the LUSU office (SC-0001) during regular business hours for assistance. (click here for Tunnel Map)
Each student is allowed to access the Food Bank once per month. Please bring your student ID with you and a shopping bag for your groceries.
How can you help?
Student volunteers are always needed and you can volunteer around your schedule. Even one hour a week will help! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
We appreciate any donations that community members are able to contribute. Please call
807-343-8259 to arrange for a drop-off or pick-up.
If you are interested in arranging a fundraising event for our Food Bank please contact email@example.com.
Other important information:
What is the People’s Potato?
A free lunch for students held on Wednesday’s from 11:30am- 1pm outside the junction (in the tunnels). Students are encouraged to bring their own container and utensils. This is our way of providing one less meal for students to worry about each week.
Why is there limited service?
The Food Bank is a not-for-profit volunteer run organization. We are also a very small Food Bank with limited resources. Our goal is to try to help as many students as possible, however, we are limited in what we can offer.
Therefore, we ask that if you need additional assistance, that you seek out other services which will be better equipped to meet your needs. By doing this we will be able to continue to offer this service and hopefully we will never have to turn someone away because we don’t have food.
Community Emergency Food Programs:
Thunder Bay Food Bank
129 Miles St. E., 626-9231
Gives food to those in need. Limit once a month, must bring ID with current address. Open Tuesday and Friday 9:00am-11:00am, (except the first Tuesday and Friday of every month).
Thunder Bay Christian Community Centre
132 Dease St.,
Produce is given every Tuesday at 1:30pm.
Rural Cupboard Food Bank
Highway 11/17 Kakabeka Falls at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 935-2202
Open every third Wednesday, 10:00am- 1:00pm. Also open for emergencies.
For anyone outside the city limits. Must show ID.
“People that Love” Crisis Centre
920 Sprague St. at Thunder Bay Free Methodist Church.,
623-3828 or 622-7686
Food available on an emergency basis on Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-11:00am. Closed during July and August and other holidays.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
North Ward Branch
664 Red River Rd. Corpus Christi Church,
Food hampers for families only living in the north ward. Limit four times a year. Phone for delivery (Mondays and Thursdays).
St. Vincent De Paul Society
South Ward Branch
1019 Brown St. St. Agnes Church,
Food hampers for families only. Must live in the south ward. Limit once every three months. Must show ID. Call before 3:30pm, Monday -Thursday to arrange an appointment.
St. Thomas Anglican Church Food Cupboard
1400 S. Edward St., 623-3608
For people in the Westfort area only.
Limit once a month. Open Friday 10:30am-11:30am. Closed July and August. Please phone before coming.
Current River Churches Food Cupboard
494 Leslie Ave. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 683-6051
For people in Current River only. Open Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm. Can be used every two weeks. Must show ID.
Redwood Park Opportunities Center
532 N. Edward Street
577-3481 or 577-3463
Open every Thursday 1:30-3:30 to Northwood Residents. I.D. Required.
AIDS Thunder Bay- Mother’s Cupboard
Emergency food only for AIDS Thunder Bay clients. Contact AIDS Thunder Bay for details.
The Good Food Box
The Good Food Box is an initiative of a number of community non-profit agencies desiring to promote good nutrition. Good Food Boxes include an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables and are available to anyone in the community. For more information please contact the Gender Issues Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 807-343-8879.