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.

For questions, contact us at:

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.

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: