The Open Seat

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.

Visit The Open Seat

The Open Seat supplies any UW-Madison student in need with free boxes of food packed and distributed by Second Harvest Foodbank. These boxes come in 10-15 lb sizes. Various quantities of produce, dairy, and dry goods are typically available.

Prepackaged food boxes at Union South

Support The Open Seat

You can support The Open Seat by donating items, making a financial donation, or hosting a food drive.

Items donated to the student food pantry

Additional Support

If the Open Seat is unable to meet all of your needs, here is a list of other food resources on campus: