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.

Poplar Hall 210
Autumn quarter hours (9/30 – 12/13):
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

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.

HUB 131K
Mon – Thu 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Bean Basket is not open summer quarter.

Washington Basic Food

Washington Basic Food provides monthly allotments of funding to purchase food for those who meet the qualifications. For students, holding a Work Study job is the easiest way to qualify. If your current job is not Work Study you can work with the Office to Student Financial Aid and your employer to potentially classify it as Work Study.

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.