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
Winter quarter hours (1/6-3/27/20):
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4 p.m – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4 p.m – 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4 p.m – 6 p.m.

Spring quarter hours (3/31-6/12/20) – hours subject to change:
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m – 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m – 6 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 (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.

If you would like assistance applying for Washington Basic Food you can contact Liliya Shtikel at the University District Food Bank by email or reach her at 206-523-7060, ext. 708.

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.