Campus Food Hub

Your Campus Food Hub at the University of Calgary is a collaborative effort between SES, Ancillary Services, the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students Association. The Campus Food Hub strives to be an inclusive and student-centred space for individuals seeking out food and education to nourish their bodies and minds.



Food insecurity is a critical concern on campus. A recent survey by Meal Exchange (2021) indicated that 47.4% of UCalgary student respondents experienced some level of food insecurity in the 2020–2021 school year. Our partners have a common interest in increasing access to healthy, fresh and culturally appropriate food on campus by establishing the Campus Food Hub.

This space is designed for students to seek out food and education to nourish their bodies and minds and provide relief from the challenges of food insecurity. 


Increase food access

Increase availability of affordable, nutritious foods on campus. Through meal programs, food rescue efforts and a subsidized marketplace, students can access affordable groceries, prepared foods and on-campus meals.

Improve food literacy

Provide opportunities for education in food. Support participants in building a positive relationship with their food, and empower them to make healthy, sustainable choices. 

Collaborate across campus

Create synergy among food security initiatives across campus. Collaborate with departments, student groups and community partners to enhance offerings and amplify our collective efforts. 

Find the Campus Food Hub at Crowsnest Hall



The Campus Food Hub relies on student volunteers to maintain open hours, cook meals, and run programs. We have a variety of roles you can become involved with depending on your interest. All volunteers must be registered on Better Impact and are required to complete University of Calgary trainings, as well as additional food handling training, provided online or on-site through Alberta Health Services. 

Requests and collaborations

Interested in working with the food hub? Have a food-related event you want to host here? Looking to discuss new ideas and initiatives in food security on campus? 

Fill out the Collaboration Request Form to share your vision and ideas and how you would like to work with the Campus Food Hub. 

Student volunteers in a kitchen

Current programs/events

Access programs weekly at the Campus Food Hub.

  1. Ladle UP!

    Wednesdays, Noon – 2 p.m.

    Get a bowl of hearty soup and a bun for only $2.

    The soup menu changes weekly and we try to meet dietary restrictions when possible. Credit and debit cards are accepted. No cash, please.

  1. Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store

    Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    With a mission to provide convenient, nutritious, fresh and affordable food to communities, this pop-up grocery store offers affordable fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and bread.

    Cash, credit or debit are all accepted. Bring your own bag, please.


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