Visiting the Open Seat

The Open Seat is a food pantry located on the UW-Madison campus run by students, for students. Any student with a valid Wiscard is welcome to come and take part in the pantry weekly. There are no financial or background checks of any kind.

The Open Seat is located on the 4th floor  of the Student Activity Center (SAC) in room 4209.

Click here for more information and hours!

Support The Open Seat

There are many ways to support The Open Seat:

•  We have numerous donation bins located around the UW-Madison campus.

•  You can make a bulk financial donation or donate specific items online through our online food drive.

•  Host a food drive or invite The Open Seat to your next event.

Click here for contact information and more information on supporting The Open Seat!


Mission Statement

“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.