Husky Pantry

About the Husky Pantrythe husky pantry at the Husky Village Community Center

We understand that sometimes students go through a rough patch and need a little help. Husky Pantry is a resource for all UW Bothell students who might be between paychecks or just need some extra resources to get through the week or month.

The Husky Food Pantries may be accessed by any UW Bothell student who is facing food insecurity. Use of the pantry is anonymous, we only ask that you complete a short form to help of keep track of our inventory to keep the pantry well stocked.

Locations

There are two Husky pantry locations – one in UW1 in the Student Diversity Center, and one in the Husky Village Community Center.

*Updated Husky Pantry information for Summer and Fall Quarter 2020:

While classes are being held online, many of our regular food resources on campus (such as the Husky food pantry location in the Diversity Center) may not open or accessible during their usual hours. At the moment, the Husky Pantry location in the Diversity Center is not open.

Husky Pantry Curbside Pickup

While campus is closed, the Husky Pantry is available for curbside pick. The current schedule is every Wednesday, from 1pm-2:30pm. Simply pull into the loading zone in front of the ARC, and someone will bring a prepacked bag of food out to you for a contact-free pickup.

Husky Village Community Center (only open to the residential students)

Husky Village Community Center is the original Husky Pantry. Husky Pantry is a food pantry that can be accessed by any housing resident who is facing food insecurity. 

Student Diversity Center (temporarily closed  during campus closure)

Student Diversity Center, UW1-173. Husky Pantry is open during Center hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. The Center is closed Saturday and Sunday. The pantry can be accessed through the main entrance to the Diversity Center, or from the Husky Pantry door in the hallway. Please ask the Student Assistant at the front desk to if you need any assistance.

Off-campus food resources

If you are struggling to find resources that meet your needs, please email hawrc@uw.edu, and the staff at the Health and Wellness Resource Center can assist you or answer any questions.

There are a number of additional community resources that students may use to provide food for themselves or their households:

HOPELINK

At this time, Hopelink food pantries are open to ALL in the community, no pre-registration or documentation is required. They will ask how many people are in your household, so that they may provide you with correct amounts of prepackaged foods. There are a number of Hopelink locations near campus, including Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. Please visit https://www.hopelink.org/find-location for more information and additional locations. 

FOOD PANTRIES

Additional food pantry directories can be found at https://www.foodpantries.org/st/washington. Please verify locations and hours with each pantry, as schedules are changing regularly.

MEALS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS

For all children age 18 and younger, many local school districts are providing meals, even if the children are not enrolled in that district. Lake Washington, Northshore, and Snohomish school districts are a few of the districts located close to campus. Some districts require children to be present at pickup. Please verify information on their websites as times and locations may be changing throughout the quarter. A list of some of the participating districts can be found in this article: https://www.king5.com/article/news/puget-sound-area-families-can-find-free-grab-and-go-kids-meals-at-these-locations-during-school-shutdown/281-16178ea7-be7f-43d6-a57c-8059f0ff6945 

UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY

For additional resources, please visit the United Way COVID-19 Resource List at https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/ 


Accepting donations

Donations to Husky Pantry are always welcome! To donate non-perishable food donations, please visit the Husky Village Community Center or the Student Diversity Center during business hours, or email hawrc@uw.edu. Commonly requested items include:

  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Canned soup/chili
  • Peanut butter
  • Protein shakes/mixes
  • Snack bars
  • Dried fruits
  • Nuts

To donate money to the Husky Pantry fund, please visit any of the cafes on campus and look for the “Husky Pantry Donation” cups near the cash registers.


Contact information

If you have questions or feedback about the Husky Food pantry, please email the Health and Wellness Resource Center at hawrc@uw.edu. You may also visit the Student Diversity Center during open hours to ask the student assistant at the front desk. To access to Husky Village pantry after hours, please contact the the Resident Assistant (RA) on duty at 206-245-5536. 

banner of the Residence Hall Associationbanner of the husky pantry

Locations

Diversity Center

At the moment, the Husky Pantry location in the Diversity Center is not open. View building hours.

Husky Village Community Center

Open 24/7 - ask front desk for assistant or call 206-245-5536


Questions?

Contact the Health and Wellness Resource Center at hawrc@uw.edu


Donations

Donations to Husky Pantry are always welcome! Learn about popular items to donation or contact hawrc@uw.edu