Food Security

Food Security Resources

As a student, sometimes eating on a budget is necessary. The ACCSA regularly focuses on food security for our students, to ensure everybody is able to worry about their studies instead of worrying about what’s in their fridge. Below are a few resources for students to help with that.

Food Hamper Program @ Samaritan House

Samaritan House Ministries

Phone: (204) 726-0758



The Samaritan House provides Assiniboine students in need with access to their food hamper program. In return, the ACC Students’ Association supports the Samaritan House with initiatives to collect food donations.

To access the food hamper program, please contact the Samaritan House Ministries directly and say you are an ACC Student.

Halloween Food Drive: ACC Students’ Association brings students and other volunteers together on Halloween night, October 31, to collect non-perishable food items “trick-or-treat” style. This event takes place annually, and relies on volunteers and giving community members to be a success each year. If you would like to volunteer for this event, or if you have questions, please contact the ACC Students’ Association by phone (204) 725-8710 or by email

You will also find a food donation bin on campus throughout the year. We welcome students and staff to leave non-perishable food items for donation in this bin throughout the year and the ACCSA will collect them and deliver them to the Samaritan House!

Food Security Resources by Campus Location


Everyone Eats Brandon

Top quality, nutritionally balanced dinners, that are accessible by a confidential donation of any amount; so that individuals are afforded the dignity of contributing to the purchase of their meal in an amount that they can afford at the time. 

Address: 270 18th St, Brandon, MB  R7A 6A9

Phone: 204-571-8524


Facebook: Everyone Eats Brandon

The Salvation Army Brandon Corps

A food bank and more. 

Address: 9 Princess Ave E

Phone: (204) 727-4334


Pregnancy Support Centre of Westman

Infant formula.

Address: 229 Princess Ave. 

Phone: (204) 727-6161


Helping Hands Centre of Brandon

Brandon’s soup kitchen provides nutritional meals and assistance in a warm and caring environment.

Address: 111 7 St, Brandon, MB R7A 3S5

Phone: (204) 727-4635

Facebook: Helping Hands Centre of Brandon Inc.

Father’s Pantry

A food bank.

Address: 1228 Rosser Ave, Unit 4

Phone: (204) 726-3967



Dauphin Friendship Centre

A food bank. 

Address: 210 – 1st Ave NE

Phone: (204) 638-5707

Facebook: Dauphin Friendship Centre Inc.

Foodbank at Parkland Crossing

A food bank hosted by Dauphin and District Community Food Bank Society Inc.

Address: 220 Whitmore Ave W

Phone: (204) 638-7853


Portage La Prairie/Southport 

Youth for Christ Portage Inc. 

A food bank and youth support. 

Address: 60 Tupper St N

Phone: (204) 239-6763


The Salvation Army Citadel

A food bank and more.

Address: 220 Duke Ave, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0S6

Phone: (204) 239-7213


Facebook: Salvation Army Portage

The Family Resource Centre

A food bank and family orientated educational programming. 

Address: 234 Princess Ave, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0R1

Phone: (204) 595-5005



Food Supplement Program

A food bank at Neighbourhood Resource Centre at West End Commons, provided by St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry.

Address: 365 McGee St, R3G 3M5

Phone:  (204) 774-3957



Parent Support at Resource Centre

Baby formula, diapers, dry goods available. Provided by Thrive Community Support Circle Inc.

Address: 555 Spence St, Unit A, R3B 2R9

Phone: (204) 7750-9934



Food Bank at Winnipeg CMWI Office

This food bank is provided by Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute Inc.

Address: 61 Juno St, R3A 1T1

Phone: (204) 943-8539



Food Bank at Inner-City Church

Breakfast & a Movie, Stay N’ Play, Food Bank; provided by Springs of Living Water Centre Inc.

Address: 648 Burrows Ave, R2W 2A7​

Phone: (204) 235-1800



Other Food Security Information

Canada’s Food Guide outlines many healthy food options, and it’s available in many languages including many of Canada’s Indigenous languages. Click here for the food guide language options. 

Click here for a snap shot of the Canada Food Guide, or check out their website

Shopping lists:

For examples of shopping lists built using the food guide as reference, click here.


Students have lot’s of needs to be met, that become difficult to meet with an empty stomach. To get the most out of your college experience you’ll need food, and ideally a healthy diet, which can be a difficult need to meet if you’re on a tight budget. 

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs outlines a person’s needs and demonstrates how meeting basic needs is necessary for a person to meet all their needs. Learn more about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs


Take our short Student Food Security survey by clicking here.