Any Hungry Husky

The UW Food Pantry

UW Pantry Hours

Located on the north side of the building, our location provides street-level access, connections to public transportation, and open drop-in hours for the UW community on an ongoing basis.

Summer Quarter 2019:
Tuesday   2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday   2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please note: We will not be open on July 4th.

We cannot accommodate individual requests for shopper appointments outside of these hours during the quarter. Please visit our community partner, the University District Food Bank, or email uwpantry@uw.edu for additional resources.

Get Involved

Donations

We accept individual in kind donations of food during our regular shopping hours. We do not accept food items past the expiration/sell by date or more than six months after the best by/if used by date due to food safety and handling. Please compost these food items.

To host a food drive, please fill out this interest form.

Items Currently Accepted:

  • Canned meats
  • Stocks, bases, and sauces
  • Food appropriate for diverse diets, including halal, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cooking oils
  • Vegetable broth
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Oatmeal and granola
  • Boxed milk, evaporated milk, and unsweetened alternative milks
  • Fruit preserves and spreads
  • Chili
  • Boxed mac + cheese, other ready-to-eat meals
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Jars of baby food
  • Household Item (e.g. bar soap, toilet paper, paper towel)

Volunteer With Us!

The UW Food Pantry relies on the support of students, retirees, and other community members to keep the doors open and food on the shelves. Volunteers are needed both during our open shopping hours and outside of them as part of our Glean Team. We have volunteer opportunities available to

  • welcome and orient shoppers
  • sort food drive donations and deliveries, and stock shelves
  • load, transport, and unload food drive donations from around campus, HFS, UW Farm
  • table and outreach at campus events to promote the Pantry

Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering for Spring Quarter 2019. We currently do not have group volunteer opportunities.

Contact the Staff

Christina Sun, UW Pantry Coordinator, provides oversight of the UW Campus Pantry operations and supports community engagement with the Pantry. uwpantry@uw.edu

Sarah Forrest, Fresh Food and Sustainability Intern, provides supervision to gleaning efforts to recapture food waste from pre-packaged HFS meals and UW Farm produce. glean@uw.edu

FAQ

What is the UW Food Pantry?

The UW Food Pantry aims to address student, staff, and faculty food insecurity through providing supplemental shelf-stable and nonperishable groceries, household items, and community resources at no cost.

Where is the UW Food Pantry?

We are located at 1311 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98103. We are across the street from Henry’s Taiwan Kitchen and next to the UW Arts Ticket Office.

What do I need to bring during a visit?

You will need to show a valid UW Husky ID to enter and check in. Please bring reusable grocery bags to carry your items home with you. (We have some on hand, but they run out very quickly).

What is the UW Food Pantry toolkit?

You can utilize our toolkit to help market our resources, services, and food drives. Check out the toolkit here.

Where can I find resources on campus?

Access Food

For resources related to food insecurity, please check out our Get Food page.

Mental Health

In response to the rising prevalence of mental health concerns among students, Student Life has led a multi-year collaborative effort to increase access to timely help and critical resources through a single, streamlined online student wellness portal.

Husky Health & Well-Being connects the work of the Counseling Center, Hall Health, LiveWell, Resilience Lab, SafeCampus, UW Recreation, and more, and has been student-fueled from the start.

Where can I find nearby resources?

The U-District Food Bank accepts all individuals with a Husky ID and offers a wide selection of food that we may not have in stock. Their address is 5017 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 and has the following hours for their walk-in food bank:

Monday 9:00 – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 – 4:00 pm

Please find more information about what they offer on their website.