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Campus Resources

The Wildcat Pantry in Brooks Library 101C is a free resource for the CWU Community to access food, hygiene products, and the CWU Career Services professional clothing closet. The PUSH student club and advisory committee maintain food is a right, and do not question or refuse food to anyone who visits the pantry. Our goal is to reduce the stigma associated with asking for help or utilizing a food pantry. We strive to create a safe environment for students to get support to ensure their educational goals are realized. Questions? Email us at wildcatpantry@cwu.edu.

How to Use the Pantry

  1. Visit the pantry during the distribution hours listed below.
  2. Sign-in with your student number at the desk and pick up a shopping card. Note: the student numbers will not be used to track individuals. The information is for our own purposes for the sake of future funding requests, grant applications, or research presentations. We will not be using them to find identifying information or sharing with individuals outside of PUSH. In order to improve our services, we need to understand how many people are visiting the pantry.
  3. Peruse the shelves on your own and take what you want. We do not limit how much food you take and do not ask questions. Fill out the shopping card so we can keep up with tracking our inventory.

Wildcat Pantry Distribution hours

Monday-Friday: 11AM-4PM

Career Services Clothing Closet

Career Services distributes clothing to students for job interviews or professional needs. Students can access clothing by appointment or visit during the drop in hours on Mondays from 11AM-12PM and Thursdays from 12PM-1PM. Questions can be directed to career@cwu.edu.

  • Suggested Donation Items

    PUSH is always in need of donations of food items or other resources. Items can be dropped off at the ASCWU Office (SURC 236), Black Hall 101, or the Wildcat Pantry (Library 101C).

    Donated items must follow the following guidelines:

    • Items must not be past their expiration date
    • Items must be in an unopened package
    • Items that are individually wrapped (food packets, menstrual products, etc.) may be donated if they are unopened.
    • Pantries will not accept fresh produce or eggs. For food safety reasons, we keep logs of fresh items.

    The following items are always useful to supplement the pantry selection:

    • Easy open/pop-top cans
    • Protein bars
    • Oatmeal
    • Tuna packets and crackers
    • Microwavable soups and chilis
    • Menstrual products
    • Soaps, shampoos, and toothbrushes
  • Other Campus Resources
  • Satellite Campus Resources

    Students at satellite campus also have additional resources available:

    • CWU Des Moines: Des Moines Area Food Bank, 206-878-2660
    • CWU Everett: Dial 2-1-1 for information on resources in your area
    • CWU Lynnwood: Lynnwood Food Bank, 425-745-1635
    • CWU Moses Lake: Dial 2-1-1 for information on resources in your area
    • CWU Pierce County: FISH Food Bank Mobile Sites, 253-383-3164
    • CWU Wenatchee: Dial 2-1-1 for information on resources in your area
    • CWU Yakima: Dial 2-1-1 for information on resources in your area