OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Tuesday, January 21


QUESTION: Has anyone used the Feds food bank? Who would be considered people in need?


  1. Students who are having trouble affording groceries or meals. There's no real determination process. If you're worried about how to afford food because you don't have the money, don't go hungry. Feds Food Bank is there to help.

  2. Anyone can use the Food Bank if they are a student or staff - all you need is a WatCard. The WatCard is only checked to verify if you are a student but the service does not record any of your information. They don't even need to know your name. The service is completely confidential. They do not means-test so any student who comes to the Food Bank can take food - essentially it is for students who are having issues affording groceries or meals but it is open to all uWaterloo students & staff. You can take up to 10 pounds of food at a time - it's all non-perishable. The office is open 8:30 am - 8:30 pm during the week.

  3. I volunteered there a few years ago and as the above posters said, there are no requirements other than having a watcard. If you're struggling, you're more than welcome to come! It was so dead when I volunteered because not that many people realize they can just come in. There's tons of food available for anyone who needs it.

    1. mhmm I used to volunteer there too. There's tons of food and a lot of it actually ends up going bad (past the expiry date) because no one comes to the food bank.
      There's definitely no shame in going if you're in a tight spot and you need food.