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how it works

1.
Visit our UniVerse Event Page

2.
Register for a time slot

3.
Please bring your own bags & reusable containers

4.
Arrive at the event during your time slot

5.
Pick up free food


Register For Free

our cookbook
After picking up your free groceries it can sometimes be hard to decide what to cook with them, this is why we started a new online cookbook for you.
Inside are a growing number of recipes for you to try with step by step instructions, all based on the food you can collect at the pantry each week.


Read Our Cookbook

Covid-19 Restrictions
Please note that there are restrictions in place for the Pantry during the Covid-19 pandemic:
Social distancing – Please follow the 2-meter distance marks on the floor when waiting in line, and DO NOT step into the Pantry before volunteers call you into the room.
Our volunteers will assist you in placing the food into your bag to prevent excess contact.
All our staff and volunteers will wear masks and regularly sanitize their hands.
Hand sanitizer will be provided and mandated to all students who enter the Pantry event.
We ensure all high-touch surfaces are disinfected with Oxivir TB wipes.
Students enter through the North doors to the Multipurpose Room (Riddell Centre 128) and exit through the South doors of The Owl.
Please note that there are restrictions in place for the Pantry during the Covid-19 pandemic:
Social distancing – Please follow the 2-meter distance marks on the floor when waiting in line, and DO NOT step into the Pantry before volunteers call you into the room.
Our volunteers will assist you in placing the food into your bag to prevent excess contact.
All our staff and volunteers will wear masks and regularly sanitize their hands.
Hand sanitizer will be provided and mandated to all students who enter the Pantry event.
We ensure all high-touch surfaces are disinfected with Oxivir TB wipes.
Students enter through the North doors to the Multipurpose Room (Riddell Centre 128) and exit through the South doors of The Owl.

URSU mason jar initiative
We will be handing out mason jars at all of our future URSU Cares Pantry. Our mason jar initiative is an attempt to limit disposable packaging products on campus. The reusable mason jars will be filled with something new at each pantry, and we will email you a recipe idea for utilizing the ingredients.
To receive a refill, we ask that you please bring your mason jar with you to each pantry. Alternatively, please bring a reusable container for us to fill for you.
Each time you bring your jar for a refill, you will be entered in a draw to win kitchen supplies. We appreciate your contribution in helping us work towards a more sustainable campus community.

Food for all
URSU Cares Pantry is a valuable service that offers food and other necessities to more than 100 students who are facing food insecurity within our campus community.
Membership fee: FREE

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm.

Location: Multipurpose Room (Riddell Centre 128)
Students who become members of the URSU Cares Pantry program can get free groceries and toiletries. Examples of items available include fruits, vegetables, cereal, Kraft Dinner, jams and spreads, bread, canned food, deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and a lot more.
Started in 2016 with the support of Regina Food Bank, this program has flourished and has been one of our fastest-growing programs. Unfortunately, earlier this fall, we were informed that Regina Food Bank would not be able to stock the Pantry as their supplies are becoming limited. This development is not only heartbreaking for us, but more importantly, it can be life-altering for all those students who have come to depend on this support from URSU.
That is why we are appealing to you — our campus community — to keep our Pantry full and our students fed. Look for our blue bins around campus and drop off any donations you can spare. We are looking for non-perishable food, toiletries, and other essentials that we can distribute to students. Financial contributions will also be accepted and dropped off at the URSU Member Services Desk located on the second floor of Riddell Centre (RC 221) from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Members are asked to take no more than 1 of each item. If there is something specific you’d like to see in the future, let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate
you.
Please note that members of the pantry consent to:
– Allowing URSU to contact them via email for any URSU-related programming or services.
– Allowing URSU to approach them for further information when they have used the Pantry 10 times. We will ask about your financial situation and needs to make sure that greater help can be offered if required.

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