Our Impact

It's more than a food pantry. The Wildcat Pantry is a hub for basic needs resources and advocacy at CWU. Together with our community and campus partners we are working to redefine what basic needs means for all Wildcat's. 

Wildcat Essentials Coalition

The Wildcat Essentials Coalition (pdf) is an organization of diverse interest groups varying from CWU faculty, staff, students, and community members dedicated to improving public good, cultivating community care, and constructing cross- cultural bridges that leverage resources to ensure wildcats are empowered and thrive at CWU.


Brayden Smith (he/him) Wildcat Pantry Coordinator

Member Roster

  • FISH Food Bank
  • CWU Auxiliary Enterprises
  • CWU Career Services
  • CWU Case Management
  • CWU Dining
  • CWU Diversity & Equity Center
  • CWU Health Sciences- Nutrition
  • CWU Libraries
  • CWU President's Office
  • CWU Sustainability
  • CWU Wildcat Pantry
  • CWU Wellness Center
  • CWU Office of International Studies & Programs
  • CWU Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • CWU Residence Life

Impact Reports

The Wildcat Pantry Fall 2022 Impact report coming this winter...

Wildcat Pantry Fall Quarter Impact Report

PUSH 2022 End of Year Newsletter

PUSH 2022 Spring Newsletter

Quick Facts

This the 2021 - 2022 academic year..

  • 300% increase in number of visits
  • 300% increase in number of items distributed
  • 100 wildcats received Wildcat Pantry & Basic Need Advocacy Training
  • Over 16,000 servings of food recovered from CWU Dining

Power in Stories

The experiences we share creates community, empowers others, and leads movements. It provides a safe haven to feel understood and unapologetic in the things we all desire and are deserving of.

Submit your story and feedback to the Wildcat Pantry Team

Completing this form is an act of self-love and community care. It is a way to exercise agency and discover power in who you are and your aspirations. Not only yours, but the aspirations and values of this campus.

Note: Information from this form will be used as an advocacy tool to raise awareness and increase funding/resources. Stories may be posted onto our social media pages, newsletters, website, and/or displayed at related events. You can withdraw from sharing your story at anytime by contacting the Wildcat Pantry Coordinator.

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