Student Nutrition Access Program

The mission of the Student Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) is to provide support on the nutrition, health and wellness needs of George Brown College students to help them succeed academically. We educate students on:

  • Using the Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) to eat well and live well
  • How to read nutrition labels
  • How to find credible information and resources on vitamins and minerals
  • Techniques for de-stressing the mind and body through healthy eating
  • Making healthy choices by presenting options, eating recommended portions of fruits and vegetables, providing strategies to well-being by making small adjustments to daily eating habits, and so on

In addition, we provide resources, such as information on food banks, government and social programs, mental health, employment support, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), and income tax-related inquiries. We also provide assistance with booking appointments for the Student Financial Legal Services.

George Brown Student Association

Sample SNAP services:

SNAP Resource Centre:
SNAP Food Hamper:
SNAP Food Hamper Delivery:
Community Referral Program:
Income Tax Clinic:
Events Programming:
SNAP Nourish ‘n Go:
SNAP Resource Centre:

A safe space for students to hang out, socialize and obtain information and resources on nutrition, food banks, Canada Revenue Agency/Income Tax Return, government and social programs, recipes, and book an appointment with the Student Financial Legal Services lawyer.

SNAP Food Hamper:

At SNAP, we consider ourselves fortunate to offer GBC students struggling with food insecurity the opportunity to access our Food Hamper Program. We understand that some students go without three balanced meals a day and face challenges in nourishing themselves and their households. Through our program, we aim to extend a helping hand in both academics and nutrition.

To start the registration process, please complete the assessment form HERE.

Once completed the SNAP team will review each assessment before reaching out to students. Following the completion of the assessment, the SNAP team will diligently review each submission to determine if a meeting is necessary to gather further details before providing student with the SNAP online registration link.

By connecting with SNAP, you will gain a better understanding of our mission and the comprehensive services we provide. Together, let’s ensure that every GBC student has the support they need to thrive academically and lead a healthy life.


We believe that by adhering to these policies, we can ensure a positive and supportive atmosphere for all SNAP participants and uphold the values of George Brown College. To ensure that Students and Staff are being treated equal and respected, SNAP has set policies that we expect George Brown Students to follow to ensure respect, integrity, and safety when student are being served and when staff is serving.

To address students who repeatedly break one or more rules. SNAP has implemented a Warning System to track and manage instances where students violate the rules set by SNAP. It could involve a series of escalating warnings or consequences for each subsequent rule violation.

1. First Strike: Written warning and a reminder of the SNAP policies in place.

2. Second Strike: Written warning and a follow-up meeting/email with Community Service Coordinator.

3. Third Strike: Meeting with Community Service Coordinator and Equity and Advocacy Manager about alternative food sources that may be better suited for your needs. There will be a later assessment of your ability to follow the SNAP rules for the following semester and you will be asked not to use the service for the current semester.

SNAP Food Hamper Delivery:
This service is available for those who have successfully completed the food pantry online registration form (available here) and are “Self-isolating/Self-quarantine/self-isolation” and/or have a “Physical Mobility Impairment Disability”. For more information, please contact the SNAP team at
Community Referral Program:

Obtain information, resources and referrals on nutrition, food banks, government and social programs, etc.

Income Tax Clinic:

The annual income tax clinic is offered every year in the month of March. Current GBC students can file their income tax returns free of charge. For more information, please visit the Tax Clinic page.

Events Programming:

Webinars, SNAPtopia, Gift Card Program, nutrition month, mental wellness week, Income Tax Clinic, Blood Pressure clinic, workshops, seminars, food demo, etc. Contact the SNAP team for upcoming events.

SNAP Nourish ‘n Go:

Having a nutritious snack helps improve the ability to learn, improve behaviour and mood, helps satisfy hunger between meals, as well as, beats the afternoon slump. Grab your snack bags every Mondays starting September 2023.

  • Casa Loma (2nd floor Cafeteria) – at the SA connect table
  • Waterfront atrium – at the SA table on the main floor
  • Daniel’s building at Waterfront – by the Welcome desk on the second floor

SNAP Hours of Operation – Fall 2023


St. James Casa Loma Waterfront
Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Food hamper pick up days:

Casa Loma, Waterfront & St. James

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please take note of all upcoming closures for Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 academic year:

  • Monday, October 9 (Thanksgiving – College Closed)
  • Monday, October 23 until Friday, October 27 (Fall 2023 Term – Intersession Week)
  • Friday, December 18 until Friday, January 5 (College closed for the holidays)
  • Monday, February 19 (Family day – College Closed)
  • Monday, February 26 until Friday, March 1 (Winter 2024 Term – Intersession Week)
  • Friday, March 29  (Good Friday – College Closed)
  • Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day)
  • Monday, June 24 until Friday, June. 28 (Spring/Summer 2024 Term – Intersession Week)
  • Monday, August 5

If you will be in need of access to emergency food during the times that we’re closed, you can contact Daily Bread Food Bank to find out where the closest food bank is in your area: 416-203-0050

SNAP Locations and Contact Information:

St. James campus 

  • Address: 200 King Street E, Room 159A
  • Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2845

Casa Loma campus 

  • Address: 142 Kendal Avenue, E Building, Room E127
  • Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 6314

Waterfront campus

  • Address: 51 Dockside Drive, Concourse Level, Room 031
  • Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 5356

When visiting the SNAP office, please remember to bring the following:

  • GBC Student ID
  • Current class schedule
  • Government-issued ID

When picking up food/food hamper, please remember to bring the following:

  • GBC Student ID
  • Grocery bag(s) or a foldable grocery cart

Contact us

The SNAP team is available to chat using’s Live Chat Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. You can also get in touch with us by emailing