The Open Seat / Associated Students of Madison



Semester Hours
Sunday 2:30pm-6pm
Tuesday 5pm-8pm
Wednesday 6pm-9pm

Summer Hours
Wednesday 5-7pm
Friday 11am-1pm

4209 Student Activity Center (SAC)
333 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53715-1380

“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 sponsored by ASM in partnership with The River Food Pantry. It is free and open to all UW-Madison students.

What to donate

We accept non- perishable, non-expired cans (cans must not be dented or rusted) and other unopened packages (such as toiletries, toothpaste, dish soap, etc.). All items must be unopened with the original, readable, sealed packaging. Donations can be placed in bins labeled for “The Open Seat” at any time, or brought to the ASM office, 4th floor of 333 E Campus Mall from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Donations bins are located in the following locations:

  • Ag Hall
  • Art Department, Room 6241
  • ASM office (4th floor 333 E Campus Mall)
  • College Library, Front entrance
  • Dean of Student's Office - 70 Bascom
  • DoIT Tech Store at Computer Sciences
  • Engineering Centers Building, Room 170
  • Financial Aid Office - 9th floor, 333 E Campus Mall
  • Genetics Building
  • Hillel - 611 Langdon St
  • McBurney Disability Resource Center
  • Microbial Sciences Building - Main Lobby & Biology Advising (2nd floor)
  • Natatorium 
  • Red Gym
  • Registrar's Office - 10th floor, 333 E Campus Mall
  • Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs - 1225 Observatory Dr
  • School of Human Ecology
  • School of Nursing, Main lobby
  • Shell - Camp Randall Sports Center
  • Sterling Hall - Room 3405
  • Student Activity Center (SAC), Main desk
  • Union South - 1st floor, across from the main desk
  • University Health Services (UHS) - Floors 5-8, 333 E Campus Mall
  • Van Hise Hall - Main lobby

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Created:2016-05-10 14:32 CDTUpdated:2018-06-05 10:47 CDT
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