Please note that due to the current Lockdown in Toronto, the Food Bank will operate at a limited capacity with only curbside pickup available until further notice.
WELCOME TO THE CCSAI FOOD BANK
OPENING JANUARY 26th!
We know that access to food is a very common concern for a number of Centennial College students. To help fight food insecurity on campus, we have partnered with Daily Bread Food Bank to open a new Food Bank at the Progress Campus to serve our student population.
Keep scrolling to learn more about how the food bank works and how you can access it.
Frequently Asked Question
Q. Who can use this service?
A. Any current Centennial College student is eligible to use the food bank. You must be registered with Daily Bread Food Bank (info and link below) and you must be able to travel to the Progress campus to access the food bank.
Q. What Do I Receive?
A. The CCSAI Food Bank distributes pre-packaged food hampers. The hampers are intended to meet an individuals meal needs for 2-3 days
Q. What is in the food hamper?
A. The hampers are packed in accordance with your dietary restrictions and preferences that you indicate on your Daily Bread Food Bank application. Please note for the initial operation of the CCSAI Food Bank, we will only be offering non-perishable food items. Once we can begin in-person service and assess ongoing demand, we will add fresh produce, grains and dairy to the hampers.
Q. How often can I use the service?
A. Initially members will be able to receive one (1) food hamper per week as quantities allow. We will have limited stock week to week. We will do our best to maintain ample stock year round, but may run short from time to time as we go through our first year of operation until we can assess the demand.
Q. How do I Access the food bank?
A. There are four (4) easy steps to access the service. You can see them directly below here.
Before you can utilize the service, you will need to register with Daily Bread Food Bank. You can do so discretely and securely at their website .
Fill Out the Appointment Request Form
Once you have a Daily Food Bank registration number you can scroll to the bottom of the page and fill in the appointment form. You’ll hear back from our team within 24 hours and receive an assigned 15-minute pick up time – we’ll do our best to book the appointment in your preferred time slot.
Check In at the Student Centre at Your Assigned Time
Once you arrive on campus for your appointment, please present your student ID card to our staff – they’ll be the ones at the South entrance to Student Centre (on the parking lot side of the building). Please abide by all social distancing markers on site and only arrive during your scheduled time.
Pick Up Your Food Hamper
Once you’ve presented your ID, our team members will bring out your food hamper and place it in a designated pickup area and step back so that you can pick up your hamper contact-free. The hampers will be pre-packed and there will be space for you to review the contents. If there are any items that you do not wish to take, there will be a container that you can leave the items in so that they can be used by another student.