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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.