March 20, 2020: The RRU student Food Bank is temporarily closed during the COVID-19 period as our programs have moved online. Please donate to, or visit, the community Food Bank in your area.
If you're experiencing a short-term time of need, you can use the campus food bank.
Using the food bank
The food bank is located in a locked cabinet at the base of the central staircase in the Learning and Innovation Centre. You can ask to use the key to it from the RRU Welcome Desk in the lobby.
We operate the food bank with respect and sensitivity and won't ask you any questions about your current need.
It's a temporary relief service and is not intended to be a regular source of food or to replace a forgotten lunch. Explore funding opportunities for a long-term solution.
You can also get confidential counselling support if you need it.
How we run the service
We stock the food bank primarily with donations of unperishable food and toiletries from students when they finish a residency.
Staff collect food from donation bins in the on-campus accommodation lounges and deliver it to the food bank.
Several times a year, Financial Aid and Awards staff also stock the food bank with items from Costco and other wholesale stores. This is dependent on funding and demand by students.
You can donate unperishable food or toiletries in the food bank bins located at the bottom of the stairs outside the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies in the Learning and Innovation Centre.