WELCOME TO THE CCSAI FOOD BANK
We know that getting food is a big worry for a lot of Centennial College students. We’ve partnered with Daily Bread Food Bank to open a Progress Campus Food Bank to help students in need.
How To Access The Food Bank
You will need to sign up with Daily Bread Food Bank before you can make an appointment. You can do this on their website.
Fill Out the Appointment Request Form
Once you have a Daily Food Bank registration number you can scroll to the bottom of this page and fill in the appointment form. You’ll hear back from our team within 48 hours and receive an assigned 15-minute pick up time – we’ll do our best to book the appointment in your preferred time slot.
We will contact you via the phone number you provide. No answer, no response to email or voice mail to book no appointment.
Please note appointments can only be booked through this site – ccsai.ca/foodbank. The dailybread.link2feed.ca page cannot be used to request appointments at the CCSAI Food Bank.
Visit the Student Center once you’ve arrived on campus for your scheduled appointment. To claim your hamper or to use the waiting area, please report to the Lower Level.
Don’t show up unless you have an appointment.
After you show your ID, our staff will bring out your food hamper. The hampers will be pre-packed based on your dietary requirements. If you don’t like it, give it to someone who needs it or give it away. There is also a trade of food items.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Use This Service?
Any current Centennial College student is eligible to use the food bank. The food bank is intended for emergency food relief. 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.
What Do I Receive?
The CCSAI Food Bank distributes pre-packaged food hampers. The hampers are intended to meet an individuals meal needs for 2-3 days
What Is In The Food Hamper?
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.
How Often Can I Use The Service?
Members can access the food bank and receive a hamper a maximum of once every 14 days. We will have limited stock week-to-week. We will do our best to maintain ample stock year-round but may run short on items from time to time depending on demand.
If you have ongoing food security needs beyond these limits, you can access external services like Daily Bread Foodbank for continuing support across the GTA.
* Members must submit a request each time they would like to access the service.
** Requests for food bank visits must be submitted a minimum of 48 business hours prior to the day you want to visit for example:
Tuesday Visit Request
Submit by 10 am the Friday before
Thursday visit request
Submit by 10 am the Tuesday before
Example: Request visit on June 3 (Thursday)
Submit by 10 am June 1 (Tuesday)
How Do I Access The Food Bank?
There are four (4) easy steps to access the service. You can see them directly below here.
Are There Any Other Services On Campus?
Yes, there is a weekly grab-and-go breakfast program at each campus. Check out the schedule for location and times of service.