Open Seat Food Distribution Changes

knife and fork red iconWith the semester nearing an end, Open Seat’s food distribution and open pantry hours will change during the UW–Madison winter break. The last food distribution for the year at the Community Center is Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Distributions will resume Wednesday, January 3, 2024. You will need to order your items prior to distribution day.

The on-site food pantry at 333 East Campus Mall will be closed December 21, 2023–January 4, 2024. The pantry will be open for food distribution Fridays, January 5, 12 and 19, 2024, and resuming complete services in both areas beginning Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

The #80 and #84 buses run near East Campus Mall. The exit is approximately 1 and ½ blocks away. You can bring bags or a carryon to help transport the food items. Be sure to check the winter break recess bus schedules. There is also a parking lot under East Campus Mall and the Lake and Johnson (Lot 46) parking lot on Lake St. Street parking is also available between Johnson and Lake. Please note you will need to pay for the parking time in the lots.

Find additional food resources throughout the city of Madison available to you during this time.