Food Pantry

Help for students with unmet basic needs

Currently registered WMU students, with their Bronco ID, can access food at the pantry as often as every two weeks. The pantry is located in the Kiva Room (1000 Faunce Student Services), accessible from a private entrance in the center rear of the building, near Seita Scholars offices.

The pantry offers frozen and shelf stable food items, limited fresh food items, as well as an array of personal care products. We are a donation based food pantry, which means food items will vary each week based on the donations we receive. 

 Summer Hours, effective May 6th, 2024 - August 16th, 2024

  • Mondays: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursdays: 11:00am-2:00pm


The pantry will be closed when WMU is closed, including snow days. The pantry is closed during the Summer for the following scheduled University breaks and holidays: 

  • Monday, May 27th: closed due to holiday 
  •  Thursday, July 4th: closed due to holiday

We recommend following us on Facebook and/or Instagram to stay up to date with any closure information. 



Individuals must:

  • Be a WMU student.
  • Be currently registered for at least one credit hour (summer access based on current summer or following fall registration).
  • Only utilize the pantry as often as once every two weeks. 

Pantry policies

  • Students are asked NOT to visit the pantry while sick. 
  • Please bring your Bronco ID card with you when you visit.
  • Once you log in, your pantry visit starts. Students may visit the pantry once every two weeks. 
  • Students are able to walk in and access the pantry during open hours, no appointment needed.
  • Certain items may have a limit based on availability. Signs will be posted clarifying such limits, we ask that all students respect these limits. 
  • Students may fill up to two Essential Needs tote bags at each visit. Two tote bags will be given at your first visit. After your first visit, please bring the two bags each time you visit the food pantry.
  • Doors close ten minutes before closing time.

Full pantry procedures

Show Support

Donate funds, items or volunteer.

  • We gratefully accept cash, check or electronic donations and use these funds to purchase fresh food for the food pantry. 
  • We can help with promotional and marketing materials if you would like to host a food or fund drive. 
  • There is a donation box outside the food pantry if you would like to donate at any time.
  • If you would like to volunteer with the food pantry, please send us a message.

Support the pantry


In recent years, campus communities across the nation have recognized that there are large populations of students who go hungry.  Campus food pantries have become a critical resource for students in need.  WMU's food pantry opened in September 2014, located in a storage room in the Faunce Student Services Building, provided by the Division of Student Affairs.  Based on growing student need and campus support, the Kiva room was renovated and became the new home to the Essential Needs Food Pantry in Fall 2018.