About the Husky Pantry
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.
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 fall quarter schedule is every Tuesday, from 10:30am-1:00pm. Simply pull into the loading zone in front of the ARC and walk up to the front of the building, and someone will bring prepacked food out for minimal contact pickup. If you would like to let us know in advance that you're coming (helpful, but not necessary), or would like to make a special request (for example, to see if we have any non dairy options, or to request a toiletry package), please fill out our RSVP form.
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. 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 email@example.com, 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:
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.
HOPELINK MOBILE MARKET
The Hopelink Mobile Market is a truck that delivers food from Hopelink directly to you on campus. For fall quarter, they will be in the loading zone behind CC1 on Campus Way on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, from 10:30am-12pm. The Mobile Market offers both non perishable foods, as well as perishables such as produce or dairy when available. Items are prepacked for a limited contact pickup. Please visit the Mobile Market website for their full calendar and more information.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Commonly requested items include:
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Canned soup/chili
- Peanut butter
- Protein shakes/mixes
- Snack bars
- Dried fruits
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.
If you have questions or feedback about the Husky Food pantry, please email the Health and Wellness Resource Center at email@example.com. 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.