We provide food assistance to members of the UW community.


UW Food Pantry

Poplar Hall 210
1311 NE 41st St.

Bring your own bag!  We do not provide bags any longer, striving to be as sustainable as possible.

Autumn Quarter 2023, (effective September 25)

Monday 10 am – 3 pm

Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday 10 am – 3 pm

Please note: Check the UW Food Pantry Instagram account for unanticipated closures that deviate from posted operating hours.  On occasion things come up and we are not always able to fully staff the pantry as needed to remain open.

In-Person Shopping:

Visitors independently create their own basket on-site at the Pantry, with assistance from staff and volunteers if needed.

The UW Food Pantry provides UW students, staff and faculty with shelf-stable groceries and seasonal fresh produce for no cost. In-person shopping does not require any advance orders. Visitors may come to the UW Pantry once per week at any time during business hours and select their own items. Point value cutoffs (8 for individuals; 13 for parents and caregivers) will still be implemented at checkout. Visitors will still have access to ready-to-eat items, UW Farm produce, caregiver and menstrual products, and fresh bread (if available) for zero points. Please bring reusable bags to carry your items.

Note: If you are quarantining with illness, please email uwpantry@uw.edu to make alternative arrangements for someone else to pick up food on your behalf.

Note: Online ordering ended September 1, 2023.


Any Hungry Husky relies on volunteers who are committed to ensuring every community member has access to healthy and wholesome food. Volunteers work with customers, stock shelves and support campus food drives.

Please fill out this form to join the Pantry volunteer team.  To volunteer as a group (RSOs, Greek chapters, etc) please email uwpantry@uw.edu to inquire about opportunities.

Volunteers are required to complete a short training course. Opportunities are filled on a rolling basis.

Connect with us



Email: uwpantry@uw.edu

Relieving food insecurity

In a recent study of UW students, 20% indicated they “sometimes” or “often” ran out of food and did not have enough money to buy more. Food insecurity negatively affects physical, mental and emotional health, making it difficult for people to perform well at school and work. Any Hungry Husky relieves this issue by providing nutritious, wholesome food to anyone in the UW community.

Food security grant

If you are in urgent need of food you can apply for a Food Security Grant and receive $100 on your Husky Card to be used at on campus dining locations and markets.