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UW Food Share Pantry

Knight Hall 106

Dept. 3135, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4022

Email: uwfsp@uwyo.edu

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UW Food Share Pantry

The UW Food Share Pantry is an on-campus organization dedicated to making sure that every Poke is nourished. We are a free resource to all students, staff, and faculty. We provide a variety of fresh and non-perishable foods, personal hygiene products, household products, and diapers and baby products to UW Community members. When an individual comes into the pantry, our goal is to provide them with food and personal items to support them as they pursue their education and career.

Follow us on Instagram (@uw_foodsharepantry) for the latest updates!

Hours of Operation

Summer 2024

Mondays | Closed
Tuesdays | 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Wednesdays | Closed
Thursdays | 1:00-4:00 pm
Fridays | Closed

Location

Knight Hall, Room 106

How it Works

Starting July 23rd, 2024, all visitors will be required to present their WyoOne ID cards upon checkout at the pantry to ensure our continued support of our UW Community. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

We are proud to offer our UW Community a grocery store style pantry model. That means that when you walk in, you are able to choose what items you want and what items you don't, based on what we have available. You will notice that we often have some staple products each time you come in, but some items you may only find occasionally. What we have to give out is based entirely on donations, whether monetary or in-kind, so we cannot guarantee that we will have any particular food or personal item available. Our stock is always changing!

When you come in, you can either grab a reusable bag or use your own. We ask that you bring your reusable bag back each time you visit us. We have plastic bags available too.

Simply stroll through, pick out the items you want, and place them in your bag. There are suggested limits on some items, and we kindly ask that you only take one bag each time you come in. Please keep in mind that this is a resource for all students, staff, and faculty, so share what you can and take what you need.

When you're done, present your WyoOne ID card at the desk and weigh your items. And that's it! We want our pantry to be as accessible as possible to those who need us, and our staff are always willing to help with any questions you might have.

You can come in each day we're open, up to one time per day.  

 

Contributing to the Pantry

There are many ways to support the UW Food Share Pantry. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more.

While any donation is appreciated, these are some of the items most requested:

Food Items

  • Fresh produce

  • Dry beans and lentils

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Bread

  • Cereal

  • Individually portioned snacks (granola bars, crackers, trail mix, etc.)

  • Individually portioned juices

  • Canned or packaged meals (soups, chili, oatmeal, mac 'n' cheese, etc.)

  • Canned meat, poultry, and fish

  • Canned tomato products

  • Frozen fruit

  • Shelf-stable, non-dairy beverages (almond milk, soy milk, etc.)

  • Baking mixes

  • Cooking oil

  • Condiments

  • Herbs and spices

Household Items

  • Laundry detergent

  • Dish soap

  • Paper towels

Hygiene Items

  • Toiletries (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Chapstick

  • Menstrual pads

Baby Items

  • Diapers

  • Baby wipes

  • Baby food

  • Formula

Share any non-perishable food items or personal care products at one of our drop off locations - in the Wyoming Union across from the Information Desk or outside the Dean of Students Office (Knight Hall Room 128). Contributions (including perishable, refrigerated, and frozen foods) can also be made in the pantry during our hours of operations. For special donation coordination requests, reach out to us at uwfsp@uwyo.edu or call 307-766-4022.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot give out any items that have gone past the date on their packaging. Any items we receive that are past their "best-by" date go to other hunger relief organizations in town that can accept these items, namely Laramie Interfaith and the Laramie Soup Kitchen.

Due to safety precautions, we can only accept prepared foods made in licensed, commercial kitchens. We cannot accept homemade foods. 

Not necessarily. We gladly welcome groups and organizations to host donation drives on our behalf, and if you would like us to be involved in your event in any way, or if you are using our logo in any marketing materials, please reach out to us at uwfsp@uwyo.edu or by calling 307-766-4022. You can also contact us if you need to coordinate a delivery of donations from your event. Otherwise, you can donate items as described in the "How do I donate items?" drop-down. 

We have put together an "RSO Food Drive Guide" specifically for organizations on campus wanting to host a food drive or other type of donation drive/event.

 

Absolutely! You can make an online financial contribution anytime to the UW Food Security Discretionary Fund. The funds raised will help us continue to purchase perishable items, including fruit, vegetables, dairy, eggs, cheese, etc. These fresh foods are essential to our goals of providing healthy food options and nourishing the members of our campus community. In addition, these funds help in supporting our other food security efforts across campus, including departmental food share cabinets, the Meal-Swipe Sharing program, good food recovery, and ACRES Student Farm.

You can also bring cash or check donations to the Dean of Students Office, located in Knight Hall, room 128. Checks can be made out to "UW Food Security." You can also mail checks to:

UW Food Share Pantry

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3135

Laramie, WY 82071 

Mailing cash is not advised.

Volunteer opportunities for the pantry are posted on Volunteer Hub. We typically have on-going volunteer opportunities, whether it's stocking shelves, packing food bags, light cleaning, or the like. You can also inquire by calling the pantry at 307-766-4022 or emailing uwfsp@uwyo.edu

Additional Food and Hygiene Resources

Looking for additional resources to meet your nutrition and hygiene needs? Whether you are single, have children, or are pregnant or nursing, the Laramie Community has some wonderful organizations that can help you meet your basic needs. All of the resources listed below are available at no cost, though some you must qualify for based on income and other factors.

Laramie Interfaith logo

Laramie Interfaith

Food pantry and TEFAP

Link to services
Laramie Soup Kitchen logo

Laramie Soup Kitchen

Hot meal every weekday

Link to website
Family Promise logo

Family Promise

Diaper and hygiene pantry

Link to services
Laramie Connections Center logo

Laramie Connections

Hot meal every Sunday

Link to services
Feeding Laramie Valley logo

Feeding Laramie Valley

Fresh produce weekly

Link to Shares program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program logo

SNAP

Help with purchasing food

Link to SNAP
Centsible Nutrition Program logo

Cent$ible Nutrition Program

Healthy cooking classes

Link to website
Women, Infants, and Children logo

Women, Infants, and Children

Help with purchasing food and nursing

Link to WIC
Albany County School District One Food Services logo

Free and Reduced Meals

Free and reduced price school meals

Link to ACSD1 site
Contact Us

UW Food Share Pantry

Knight Hall 106

Dept. 3135, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4022

Email: uwfsp@uwyo.edu

Find us on Instagram (Link opens a new window)