All About Food Programs On Campus
The goal is to address food insecurity and encourage mutual aid on campus. The fridge is filled entirely by donations from the McMaster and surrounding community. Anyone can take what they need, or donate what they can, at any time. Located behind Mills Library. Open 24/7.
Indigenous Student Services
Provides culturally appropriate food services and supports to Indigenous students, such as cooking classes and community soup days.
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 27426
The MSU Food Collective Centre (FCC)
Aims to address food-security issues on campus through a number of programs. The physical FCC space allows community members to pick up food and hygiene items free of charge. The Good Food Box program provides affordable, fresh produce to community members once a month. The Lockers of Love initiative allows students to anonymously order non-perishable food items.
McMaster Hospitality Services
Offers numerous initiatives and programs to support students. For example, they provide $5signature meals, create student jobs, provide emergency meal cards, and support students with dietary restrictions.
Phone: (905) 525-9140 Ext. 24422
OPIRG Community Garden
Our mission is to help reduce barriers to access of healthy food for members of the McMaster community by increasing availability of low or no cost produce through the garden, as well as to provide all members of the McMaster community with a space to learn about and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening.
The Student Assistance Plan
Provides on demand 24/7 consultation from a professional about nutrition, life skills and more. This is free, confidential, voluntary, and accessible for McMaster students, their roommates, and immediate family members.
The Student Wellness Centre
Offers medical services, counseling and education to students at McMaster. It provides students with referrals if they identify experiences of food insecurity. It also provides students with programs like Food for Thought (cooking program & newsletter) that promote food skills, and it has a food-literacy team that performs outreach initiatives on campus. The Wellness Lounge has informational resources and free food.
Phone: 905-525-9140 x27700
The Student Support & Case Management Office
A referral-based service that works with students who are experiencing difficulties, which could include food insecurity, among other things. The service refers people to appropriate resources and works with the Student Financial Aid Office to provide students with emergency meal cards and other financial support.
Contact: Gilmore Hall 207
Phone: 905-525-9140 x23845
Food & Nutrition