The Open Seat :: The Open Seat / ASM

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The Open Seat strives to alleviate the stresses of food insecurity by providing friendly
and accessible sources of food for the students of The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Open Seat is the only student-led food pantry on campus that supplies any self-identified food insecure UW-Madison students with free nutritious and healthy produce, dairy, canned, and hygiene products. All that is required is a sign-in when you stop in during our pantry hours! 

We are located on the third floor (Room 3203) of the Student Activity Center at 333 East Campus Mall. 

SPRING SCHEDULE (beginning Tuesday, 1/23/2024)

East Campus Mall (ECM): 

Monday:  1:00 - 6:00PM

Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:30PM

Friday: 1:30 - 6:30PM


Eagle Heights (EH): 

Eagle Heights distributions occur every Wednesday from 5-6 PM in the Eagle Heights Community Center.

Please use the link below to request food for pickup at Eagle Heights:

Contact Us

For questions, contact us at:

Social Media:
Facebook, Instagram

Additional Resources

The Open Seat Linktree (including 17 different Madison area resources)

Badger Fare Program


Each year, the number of students visiting The Open Seat Food Pantry has increased and often doubled as the number of students affected by food and resource insecurity grows.
Click here to donate to The Open Seat.

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