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Grocery shopping

Grocery Assistant Program (GAP)

SABVC's Grocery Assistance Program offers vital support to students facing food insecurity. We're dedicated to ensuring that no student ever feels alone or compromised in their well-being due to lack of access to nutritious food. Our program provides grocery vouchers and access to community resources to empower students to thrive.


Our Grocery Assistant Program (GAP) is here to help all our student members. Whether you're studying part-time or full-time, you can sign up for this program. We offer 50$ grocery vouchers on essential groceries items.

Must be currently enrolled in and having a valid @mybvc email address

Must provide their valid BVC Student ID. Click here to learn how to get your School ID

Must provide their class schedule copy. Click here to learn how to get a copy of your class schedule.

Must not have accessed the GAP Application within the past academic year

Application Process

Every term, our GAP application closes after the school term's end date and reopens only after the Add/Drop Enrollment Schedule provided by the college.


This process ensures that we align our program with the college's academic calendar, allowing students to apply for GAP at the most appropriate times.


Additionally, please note that students can only apply for GAP once per academic year, ensuring that every student has an opportunity to benefit from the program.


Spring term 2024 application form will re-open on May 20, 2024 at 9 AM


Send your Student ID and Class Schedule to

Send us an email attaching your Student ID and Class Schedule Copy to

Other Food Bank Resources in the Area

Are you in need of more food assistance? SABVC understands that times can be tough, and we're here to help. We encourage you to reach out to these organizations that offer food hampers. We know that sometimes our Grocery Assistant Program may not cover all your needs, and that's okay. These resources are available to lend a helping hand when you need it most. Please consider reaching out to them if you require additional support beyond what is provided through our program. Below, we've listed them for your reference. Remember, you're not alone – we're here to support you every step of the way.

Calgary Food Bank

Appointment is required

Dashmesh Culture Centre

(South Asian food, Indian food)

Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank

You can access three hampers through self-referral

Al-Qaim Foundation

Provides food, water, shelter, and essentials as well as financial support

Veterans Food Bank

Perishable and non-perishable food are available

Need GAP Application Assistance?

Visit SABVC office at:

Bow Valley College South Campus, 2nd Floor 

Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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