The University of Wisconsin-Superior on-campus food pantry is available for full and part-time registered students in Swenson 1080. The food pantry is open Mon 2-4 p.m., Tue 11-1 p.m., Wed 11-1 p.m., and Thu 2-4 p.m. The food pantry is closed on Friday through Sunday.

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The food pantry has both non-perishables and personal hygiene products that can save students a trip to a store off campus. | Photo by Isaiah Wiita

The Yellowjacket Food Pantry is a resource to help students meet any potential food needs. The food pantry offers snack-type items, drinks, meal packages, microwave meals, and even personal hygiene items.

Students can go to the food pantry during hours of operation and pick out the items they need, or students can fill out a food request form online and the staff will prepare their items for pick up at the food pantry.

“It is a good resource here for everyone to use. You are able to grab food without having to leave campus,” said worker and junior UWS student Taylor Stanaway.

Food request forms are available online on the uwsuper website. Students will need to provide their student ID to food pantry staff to use the on-campus food pantry.

Donations for the Yellowjacket Food Pantry are accepted in many different forms. Shelf stable food items, cash, and gift cards to grocery stores are all ways to donate. A unique way for UW-Superior students to donate to the food pantry is through Jacket Cash.

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Students can request food ahead of time online for pick-up. | Photo by Isaiah Wiita

“At the end of the semester students can donate as many of their points as they want,” said Assistant Dean of Students Jen Bird. “Chartwells works with us, and then they give us food based on the number of points donated.”

Donating to the Yellow Jacket Food Pantry is an easy way to impact the UW-Superior community and help students save a buck or two.

“I was overwhelmed with the amount of food that we were able to have from the students that donated things,” said Bird.

Donations can be dropped off at the Yellowjacket Union information desk or at the food pantry during hours of operation.