New UW dining hall restrictions raise food accessibility concerns for off-campus students | Higher education

Destiny Viator

Food assistance resources ON CAMPUS The Open Seat: Students can fill out a form to request pickup for a prepackaged food box at Union South near the hotel entrance off Dayton Street. Submit your order by Thursday for a pickup the following Tuesday. The Keep Food Pantry: The Keep is […]

Food assistance resources

ON CAMPUS

The Open Seat: Students can fill out a form to request pickup for a prepackaged food box at Union South near the hotel entrance off Dayton Street. Submit your order by Thursday for a pickup the following Tuesday.

The Keep Food Pantry: The Keep is in the basement of Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave. Hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Bring your student ID.

F.H. King’s Harvest Handouts: F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture runs a 1-acre plot of land where members grow and harvest organic produce. They give away the produce each week throughout the growing season. Their Harvest Handouts are at noon Tuesdays outside Union South.

ON BUS ROUTE

Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St.: Daily free meals are distributed to go from the CMC parking lot 4 to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to noon on weekends. Food pantry hours are 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday. Sign-up is in the parking lot. Food pantry delivery and employment search assistance are also available on the center’s website.

Fritz Food Pantry, Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St.: No longer serving meals, but the food pantry is distributing packaged bags in the parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 2033 Fish Hatchery Road: Curbside pickup for packaged boxes of food is available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 

Luke House, 310 S Ingersoll St.: Bagged meals are being served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

YMCA/Second Harvest, 711 Cottage Grove Road: East Madison YMCA is partnering with Second Harvest for a drive-thru mobile pantry from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Check website for further updates.

River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Road: Curbside pickup of prepared groceries is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Grace Food Pantry, Grace Episcopal Church, 116 W. Washington Ave: Food will be given outside the building. Distribution is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday . Bring a form of ID for all members in the family.

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Road: The center asks individuals to stay in their vehicles or outside and they will deliver bags of food to you. There are no limits on pantry visits during this time. Available 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. 

FoodShare/SNAP: FoodShare is a government program that gives cash benefits on a card that can be used for groceries. Students with questions can contact [email protected]

Check out the Dane County Food Pantry Network at go.madison.com/foodassistance for additional resources.

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