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The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store

About the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store

The UVSS Food Bank & Free Store is run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers and offers all UVic students access to food essentials and free household items.

With the rising costs of tuition, housing, childcare, and food, we do what we can to provide essential support to undergrad and grad students. Extra resources are available for students supporting families.

Every week, hundreds of UVic students come to the Food Bank & Free Store. To learn more about how to support our service, scroll down to the ‘Donating’ section.

Students can drop by the UVSS Food Bank & Free Store during posted drop-in hours. All services are totally confidential and all current UVic students are welcome to use this service.


We are located in the basement of the Student Union Building (next to The Martlet) on the UVic campus. The space is accessible from the stairs and elevator.

Summer Hours (May-August):

  • Tuesday 3:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 12-4 pm
  • Thursday 2-6 pm
  • Friday 10 am- 12 pm and 12pm-2pm (for drop-ins only)**

By appointment only. ** Please note that we do drop-ins only on Fridays