About our Food Hub
The FOOD HUB provides UTAS students with access to free fruit, vegetables, bread and pantry items. It’s your place to access nutritious ingredients to fuel your studies and reach your full potential during your time at uni!
*Please note that the produce available at the Food Hub may vary as it’s dependent on availability.
Where is it located?
The Ref is currently open every Thursdays, 9am to 4pm. Please check back on this page when we return to regular opening hours. We are open during UTAS holidays, however closed on public holidays.
During the quieter summer break period, the FOOD HUB will be operating reduced hours. Open every Thursday, 11am to 4pm, from now until the end of February 2024.
Register to access our FOOD HUB:
Pre-registrations for each week opens at 6pm every Sunday on QPay.
- Register ahead of time
- Please bring your containers and bags to collect your free food
- Stay at home if you have flu or flu-like symptoms
Keen to volunteer for FOOD HUB?
Do you live further away from uni or not based in Hobart? Check out some alternatives from our Food Support page
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
All items and pantry won’t cost you anything, though registration for collection is essential. In 2023, TUSA is partnering with Tasmanian food rescue organisation Loaves & Fishes & Gateway Life for bread supply. This partnership allows TUSA to be a food redistributor and helps make food available free of charge.
Free bread will be displayed outside of the Food Hub after 2 pm, as well as some lockers outside for after-hours access. The Ref will be open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. If you are in significant need, please reach out to our Student Advocacy Team and they will work with you to find food supports.