Wildcat Pantry

The Wildcat Pantry is a hub for students like you who need to grab something on the go or find those essential items for a late-night study session. Shelves stocked with school supplies, hygiene products, and even some fresh produce offer a quick solution for your busy schedule. Whether you're in between classes or need something late at night, the Wildcat Pantry is there for you, catering to the unique needs of the CWU community.

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The Wildcat Pantry in Brooks Library 101C is a free resource for CWU students, faculty, and staff to access food and hygiene products. All you need is your connection card!

Mission, Vision, and Story

The Wildcat Pantry works to empower students by removing barriers to essential resources that support holistic well-being.

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Many college students (including everyone who is eligible for Work Study) are eligible for food assistance.

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Presidents United to Solve Hunger is a national effort to encourage college presidents to commit to fighting hunger.

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Donate to the Pantries

Your donations go directly to supporting students through educational programs and overall maintenance of the pantries.

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News and Press

Pack the Pantry is an annual drive, but this year the Wildcat Pantry team is trying something different. Read more here.

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Our Impact

The experiences we share creates community, empowers others, and leads movements.

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Pantries and Food Assistance

Review answers to frequently asked questions about Wildcat Pantries

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The main responsibilities include pantry maintenance and assisting shoppers with check-in/out procedures.

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Additional Resources

Several mini grab-and-go locations exist across

  • Black Hall 1st floor- maintained by CWU Dining's Food Recovery, Wildcat Pantry Team, and Diversity & Equity Center
  • SURC 236- maintained by ASCWU staff
  • Shaw-Smyser 4th floor- maintained by the College of Business
  • Farrell Hall 3rd floor- maintained by the Law & Justice department & pantry volunteers
  • Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building break room- maintained by the Music department

Note: The main pantry space in the Library was created to provide a larger supply and variety of items to wildcats on a daily basis. Current grab & go locations have remained available due to the leadership and support of faculty & staff in those buildings.

CWU Career Services also provides free casual clothes at the pantry and a professional clothing closet at their Bouillon office!

Fall 2022 Impact Report

Winter 2023 Report

Wildcat Pantry 1:1's

Interested in SNAP, reducing bills, and resource referrals? Set-up an appointment us via email with one of our staff members!

3 Wildcat Pantry staff posing and smiling in the office

Engagement Opportunities

Host a Drive!
  • Make it themed: dairy-free, vegetarian, gluten-free, hygiene products, breakfast items
  • Set out a collection bin at your next event

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