How to Access the Emergency Food Fund
In order for students experiencing food insecurity to access the Emergency Food Fund, they must receive a referral from a SAIT staff member.
The SAIT staff member making the referral must complete the Referral Form.
Please note: all information collected will remain confidential
If you are in a crisis situation* regarding an inability to access food, please contact email@example.com and we will explore ways that we may be able to support you.
*A crisis situation would involve something along the lines of no food in your cupboards, and no money to purchase food for the foreseeable future.
If the request is approved, you will be contacted by Saitsa staff for further instructions and provided with the following:
- A grocery store gift card
- Referral to the Calgary Food Bank*
- Referral to SAIT’s Financial Aid Services*
Saitsa offers students the opportunity to request access to the Wellness Bank program, which provides them with basic personal hygiene and cleaning products of their choosing.
To address persistent Food Insecurity challenges, students are encouraged to apply to the Calgary Food Bank, as they offer long-term food security solutions through the Food Hamper program.
SAIT offers a variety of services that students may want to consider reaching out to for additional support:
Student Development and Counselling (AA205, Heritage Hall) offers students the opportunity to talk to a licensed professional, should they wish to see someone regarding their challenges.
Emergency Food Fund FAQ
Students are able to access the Emergency Food Fund once per semester.
The Emergency Food Fund is not a self-referral program. Students must be referred by a SAIT staff member. Students are encouraged to reach out to an advisor or instructor if they are seeking aid.
Once approved, the student will receive an email providing next steps.
Once the student has received their approval email, they will be able to collect their Emergency Food Fund at the Resource Centre (MC107, Stan Grad).