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 Pantry - Food Selection Model
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 Pantry - Food Selection Model

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

Once completed, the SNAP team will diligently review each submission to assess if a meeting is necessary for gathering further details before issuing approval email confirmation. This confirmation will include all important and helpful information on accessing SNAP program and service offerings.


We are committed to fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere for all SNAP participants, in alignment with the values of the Student Association of George Brown College. To uphold equity and respect for both students and staff, SNAP has established policies that we expect George Brown students to adhere to, ensuring an environment of respect, integrity, and safety during service interactions.

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 at St. James and Casa Loma campus, and every Wednesdays at Waterfront campus from May 2024.

  • 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 – Spring/Summer 2024


St. James Casa Loma Waterfront
Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SNAP CLOSED
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.


SNAP Pantry appointment days:

Casa Loma: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

St. James: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Waterfront: Wednesday, Thursday

Please take note of all upcoming closures for Spring/Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 academic terms:

  • Monday, April 29 until Friday, May 17 (SNAP Closure)
  • Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day – College Closed)
  • Monday, June 24 until Friday, June 28 (Spring/Summer 2024 Term – Intersession Week)
  • Monday, July 1(Canada Day – College Closed)
  • Monday, August 5 (Civic Day – College Closed)
  • Monday August 19 until September 13 (Orientation week & Staff onboarding)
  • Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving – College Closed)
  • Monday, October 21 until Friday, October 25 (Fall 2024 Term – Intersession Week)
  • Monday, December 16 until Friday, January 20 (Closed for Holiday Break)

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 items, please remember to bring the following:

  • GBC Student ID
  • Grocery bag(s) or a foldable grocery cart as SNAP no longer provides reusable bags

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