Student Food Bank one of many services available to help students negotiate tricky financial situations

Date Posted: September 5, 2016

Student loans can be less than expected. Books can cost more you expect. A part-time job could interfere with your studies.

Any of these situations can lead to a tricky financial situation for a student, but at Red Deer College help is available.

A variety of emergency assistance — emergency loans, RDC Emergency Bursary, Student Food Bank — exists. The Student Food Bank, one of over 50 food banks found on university and college campuses across Canada, was formed in 1995 as a way of addressing the issue of student hunger. It has been assisting RDC students ever since.

If You Need a Hamper…

Call the Student Funding & Awards Office at 403-342-3254 or drop by their office in Room 1102, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Clients are required to be a member of the Students’ Association of Red Deer College and are requested to bring a valid up-to-date ID card when picking up the requested hamper. Hampers will be made available as quickly as possible, however the Student Food Bank retains the right to request that a client wait 24 hours before the hamper is made available. Any personal information
collected is kept confidential.

If You Would Like to Donate …

Donations of unopened, non-perishable food items and cash are, of course, needed and very much appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Students’ Association office, added to the Student Food Bank ‘soup cans’ around campus, or in the case of food donations, placed in the Food Bank Collection Box located by the main gym.

If you are thinking about donating non-perishable items, the Student Food Bank needs things like peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, tomato sauce, rice, cereal, fruit juice. There are some things people may not think to donate, but are just as essential, like hygiene items including soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes.

The Red Deer College community has been and continue to be strong supporters of the Student Food Bank.

The SA food bank is open to any questions, comments or suggestions you may have. Drop by and speak
with Anne Cooper at the Students’ Association office or email anne.cooper(at)

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