Any Hungry Husky

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No Husky should go hungry

In the US, an estimated 15-25% of college students do not get enough food due to affordability and other costs associated with a college education. 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.

Student and staff success is predicated on the notion that the needs of the whole person are addressed; we are helping one facet of this need through hunger relief.

The Any Hungry Husky program helps mitigate the social and academic effects of campus food insecurity. By providing students, staff, and faculty with access to shelf-stable, non-perishable goods and community resources at no cost, we aim to lessen the financial burden of purchasing food and supplement nutritional needs.  

Through regular events, campus food drives, community donations, educational efforts, and broader community engagement, we take steps to reduce hunger, end the stigma of food insecurity, reduce food waste, and advocate for student success.

Any Hungry Husky values:

  • Hunger relief free of judgment or stigma
  • Cross-sector collaboration and community partnership development
  • Equitable and sustainable food practice, food accessibility, & food justice
  • Educational quality, access, and success

What we do:

  1. Operate a Campus Food Pantry
  2. Fund student food-related programming
  3. Develop tools and resources to battle on-campus hunger
  4. Provide community resources
  5. Respond to the needs of core audiences: shoppers, donors, administrators

Get involved

Host a Food Drive

The Pantry relies on food drives from UW departments, student groups, individuals, and off-campus partners. To arrange a food drive, please fill out the Food Drive Interest Form or email us directly at uwpantry@uw.edu.  If you would like to drop off an individual donation of in-kind goods you can do so during any of our open hours.

Your food drive may include:

  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned chicken, tuna, and salmon
  • Soups and stews
  • Peanut and other nut butters
  • Shelf stable milk and dairy alternatives
  • Cereal, pasta and grains
  • Kosher, Halal, and other culturally diverse foods
  • Cooking oil
  • Reusable bags – cotton/plastic/canvas
  • Toiletries & household items

Volunteer

The Pantry relies on volunteers who are committed to ensuring every community member has access to healthy and wholesome food. We have opportunities to work with customers, stock shelves, and support campus food drives.

To join the Pantry volunteer team, email uwpantry@uw.edu.

To volunteer as a group (RSOs, Greek chapters, etc.), email uwpantry@uw.edu.

All volunteers are required to complete a short training course. Volunteer opportunities are filled on a rolling basis.

Donate

We accept monetary and in-kind donations. We appreciate your support!IMG_0772

To make a monetary contribution, you can visit the giving page and make a gift to the Husky Hunger Relief Fund. The Husky Hunger Relief Fund helps stock and sustain the Campus Food Pantry, and supports other food security initiatives on campus. A $25 donation provides 4-5 days’ worth of food for one UW community member.

To donate food, you can drop off items at Poplar Hall Room 210 during our regular shopping hours.

To set up a food drive, you can fill out the following form. Contact uwpantry@uw.edu with any questions. 

 

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

Sean Ferris, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, provides coordination and leadership for the Any Hungry Husky initiative. ferris3@uw.edu

Any Hungry Husky is housed in the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. We partner with a number of divisions, departments, offices, and groups, including:

Housing & Food Services, The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity/ Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Student Financial Aid, UW-IT, Student Veteran Life, UW Recreation, School of Social Work, The Graduate School, UW Retirement Association, The HUB, UW Farm, & more!

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