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.


Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 12:00-1:00PM students can come to Union South near the hotel entrance off of Dayton Street to pick up prepackaged food boxes.  These boxes are intended to assist those who need to supplement their food budget.

Boxes are packed and distributed by Second Harvest Foodbank.  They come in a 10 lb size for an individual, or a 25lb size for a household of four. The first round of boxes will be available on March 24 at 12:00PM. After March 24, students should request a box at this link:  https://forms.gle/68aLFddgX1ECCTQEA    

We ask that you submit your order by Thursday for a pick-up the following Tuesday.  Pick-ups will be every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00PM at Union South. 

For questions, contact us at: openseat@asm.wisc.edu 

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UW-Madison has created a new fund to support students through emergency situations related to the COVID-19 virus. Your support provides needed relief to students and families as UW helps them navigate these situations.  

Donations of any amount can be made at: www.supportuw.org/giveto/emergencysupport