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 2023 Schedule

Starting Wednesday, January 25, our East Campus Mall Spring Semester Hours are:

Monday: 4:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday: 12:30 - 4:00pm

We no longer require East Campus Mall users to fill out a form in advance. However, we do ask that you sign-in everytime you visit the pantry. The sign-in is located at the entry of pantry.

Eagle Heights Distribution

Starting Wednesday, January 25, we are distributing at Eagle Heights on Wednesdays from 5-6pm. To order produce, dairy, and/or dry items, please fill out this order form one week in-advance of your anticipated pickup date.

** For example, if you are ordering for Wednesday, 2/1, please submit the order form by Thursday, 1/26 at noon

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.

Keywords:food pantry,hunger,pantry,openseat,security,insecurity,free,donate,donation   Doc ID:84346
Owner:Kelly K.Group:Associated Students of Madison
Created:2018-07-30 10:45 CDTUpdated:2023-02-08 21:36 CDT
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