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. 

Pantry Finals Week + Summer Hour Schedule

Monday, May 8th, 12:30pm-5pm (5pm-6:30pm please text 262-492-7017 to get let into the SAC as it will be closed to the general public)

Tuesday, May 9th, 2:30-5pm 

Wednesday, May 10th, 10am-2pm

Due to staffing issues, the pantry will be closed for the remaining part of May. We hope to get the pantry open with an Eagle Heights distribution starting in June. If you are in need of other food resources, there is a comprehensive list in this linktree. We apologize for this inconvenience!!  If you or someone you may know is interested in volunteering at the pantry or at the Eagle Heights Distribution this summer, please contact or text at 262-492-7017. 

For all other questions or concerns, please contact the above email or phone number. Updates about our June hours will come in the following weeks!

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

Eagle Heights Distribution

NO Eagle Heights Distribution, May 10th

We will be starting the Summer Eagle Height Distribution at the beginning of June.

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:2023-05-08 13:18 CDT
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