Food insecurity is prevalent on our campus, in our Madison community and across the state. The Open Seat strives to alleviate the stresses of food insecurity by providing friendly and accessible sources of food for the students of UW-Madison. Launched in 2016, this registered student organization has been crucial to supporting students with accessible sources of food.
The Open Seat is a food pantry for UW students run by UW students. If you have a valid Wiscard, you are welcome at The Open Seat — to serve and to get a meal. There are no financial or background checks of any kind, and the Open Seat is open all summer (Wednesdays 5-7 pm, Fridays 11am-1pm, and by appointment). Please find find more information here. The Open Seat is located on the 4th floor of the Student Activity Center (SAC) in room 4209.