Food Bank

Food Bank

Location & Summer Hours of Operation:
LIFE 0032 (Old SUB)

Monday: 10-4PM

Thursday: 12-6PM

 Food Bank Coordinator
Simran Sidhu
Office: 604.822.2371
Cell: 778.321.5470
Office: AMS Nest 3107
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Give when you can. Take when you need.

NOTICE: As we are in the processing of moving into our new location to better serve our clients, the Food Bank will be temporarily closed due to ongoing construction in the LIFE Building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and will be updating this page frequently.

The AMS Food Bank is an emergency food relief service for UBC students in need. We offer various non-perishable foods, personal hygiene supplies, and additional resources on budgeting tips, as well as news on local sales and events through our online blog.

Using the Food Bank

  • All UBC students with a valid student ID card are welcome to use the Food Bank.
  • Our clients are welcome to use the Foodbank up to 6 times a semester. This policy is in place to ensure that there are sufficient supplies of food for everyone in need. Our semesters run from September – December, January – April and May – August.
  • Upon each visit, individual customers receive one bag of groceries of their own preferences and families receive two.
  • Blue reusable bags are $2 dollars, however new clients receive a complimentary bag on their first visit. The Foodbank strives to be an eco-friendly and a sustainable service for those around us, therefore we ask our visitors to bring back their blue bags each time they visit for sustainability purposes.

If our resources are not meeting your needs, our staff will provide referrals to other Lower Mainland food banks and sources of financial assistance. Since we operate on a trust-based system, we will not turn anyone away.



We have moved! The Food Bank is located in LIFE 0032 (Old SUB).

Click here to see the floorplan.


Check out our blog for post updates on donations, recipes, how to shop in the most economically-sensible way, and to and to find general tips on how to maintain a healthy diet.


The AMS Food Bank strives to provide the best experience to its users and welcomes your feedback! For any questions or concerns please reach out to our Food Bank Coordinator directly at


If you are interested in volunteering with the AMS Food Bank, please express your interest with an email to containing a Cover Letter and updated Resume, with the subject heading “Prospective Volunteer.”

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