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Food bank

MSA Food Bank is accessible now if you are enrolled in the Winter 2021 Semester. Please see details below.

What is the Food Bank?

The MSA food bank is a free service for students in emergency need of food that can be accessed once a month. To be eligible to access the Food Bank, you must be enrolled in the current semester as well as fill out an intake form.


Due to Covid-19, our Food Bank services will continue to help students in need online. Please fill the form below and the MSA will get back to you within 24 hours.

I am new to the food bank and need to register.

I am registered and requesting access.

register to the msa food bank

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Step 1:

Don't feel hesitant - we're
here to help you!

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Step 2:

Fill out the online form below.

Step 3:

Receive an email from the MSA about accessing the food bank service.

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Step 4:

Use this service once a month!

Food Bank Intake Form

Are you an international student?
Family Type:

Please answer the questions below and provide us enough information to determine whether or not you show financial need and are eligible to use the food bank.  Please note that a staff member may contact you if we have follow up questions. 

Are you working?
Do you have other sources of income?
Are you currently receiving OSAP?
Are you a full time or part time student?
Are you currently using another food bank?
Have you ever applied for and/or received assistance at another food bank?
Do you live within Hamilton, Burlington or Waterdown?

The Sustainability Department has partnered with the MSA to deliver local food market boxes for those students who are eligible. If you select YES, you are consenting to receive an email from the Sustainability department for further information about access the food market boxes.

DECLARATION: I certify that all the information is correct and true to the best of my knowledge. Any information given in this form will be used to evaluate my need as a student requiring the services of the MSA Food Bank and will only be used for this purpose. All information will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other party.


I agree to follow the rules of the MSA Food Bank and to conduct myself in an appropriate manner while using the service.

Thanks for submitting!

Are you aware of bursaries and scholarships that may be available to you?

Local food banks 

Click the button below for a list of local food banks.