WELCOME TO THE CCSAI FOOD BANK
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 provide emergency food supplies to our student population.
Keep scrolling to learn more about how the food bank works and how you can access it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who can use this service?
A. 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.
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. 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, we can help refer you to another service designed for continuing support.
* 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)
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 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. If you don’t answer the phone, we can’t confirm your 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.
Check-In at Student Centre at Your Assigned Time
Once you arrive on campus for your appointment proceed to the Student Centre. Check in at the Lower Level (basement) to pick up your hamper, or to the waiting area.
Please do not arrive without a confirmed appointment.
Pick Up Your Food Hamper
Once you’ve presented your ID, our team members will bring out your food hamper. The hampers will be pre-packed based on your dietary requirements. 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.