UW Food Pantry

The UW Food Pantry provides UW students, staff, and faculty with supplemental, shelf-stable groceries and seasonal fresh produce for no cost. Anyone with a Husky ID is eligible to receive support.

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

Note: Online ordering is no longer available, effective September 1, 2023.

Poplar Hall 210

Spring Quarter 2024

Mondays: 9:30AM – 5:30PM

Tuesdays: 1:30PM – 5:30PM

Wednesdays: 9:30AM – 5:30PM

Thursdays: CLOSED

Fridays: 10:30AM – 12:00PM (Closed for lunch); reopen 1:30PM – 3:30PM

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.

If you ever need food when we are closed or you need something we don’t provide, please visit our community partner, the University District Food Bank.

Food Pantry

Food Security grant

The Food Security grant is available to help students meet short-term, immediate needs. The grant is a $100 allotment on a Husky Card intended for emergency assistance to purchase food from a UW Housing & Food Services facility. Eligibility is limited to currently enrolled students who have exhausted other funding options, including student loans, and have completed FAFSA or WASFA. Applicants will also talk with a financial aid counselor to see how they can help address long-term food security needs. Click here for more information or to request an appointment with a counselor.

Questions about the Food Security grant: osfa@uw.edu

The Bean Basket

Operated by the ASUW Student Food Cooperative, the Bean Basket offers non-perishable bulk foods at low cost to UW students. Find staples like dried oats, rice, dried fruit and spices.

Odegaard Library Ground Floor

Washington Basic Food (SNAP)

Washington Basic Food provides qualified individuals with funding each month to purchase food from their local grocer. For students, holding a Work Study job is the easiest way to qualify but if you work more than 20 hours a week or care for a dependent or child you can also qualify. Many students don’t know if they are Work Study eligible so work with the Office to Student Financial Aid and your employer to potentially classify your job as Work Study or to find a Work Study job.

Contact 1-888-436-6392 for a free screening to see if you qualify for Washington Basic Food. For more information, read our Washington Basic Food flyer.

Off-campus resources

Within the University District and the greater-Seattle area, there are a number of food banks, housing resources, and supportive services available. More info.

Need emergency food or other aid?

Contact us or visit UW Emergency Aid offerings.

Questions? Email us.

Food Expiration Guidelines

The Pantry follows food recovery and expiration guidelines to ensure safety of the food provided to students, faculty and staff.