How does the pantry work?

First time user:

  • Bring your student OneCard and a copy or photo of your class schedule to The W. A class schedule is required every semester.
  • A profile is created in The W's management system
  • Select items from the menu
  • Items are collected by volunteer staff
  • Items are weight and given to client

Returning user:

  • Bring your student OneCard. A class schedule is required once every semester
  • Select items from the menu
  • Istems are collected by volunteer staff
  • Items are weighed and give to client

Who can use the pantry?

The W provides services for currently enrolled Wayne State students.

How many times can I use the pantry?

Students are able to access the pantry once every two weeks.

If it is an emergency, please contact Rainesha Williams-Fox at rai@wayne.edu.

How often can I get feminine hygiene products?

Anytime you need them. It doesn not count as a visit if you only get feminine hygiene products.

What should I bring?

  • OneCard
  • Copy or photo of your class schedule if you're a first-time user or if it's your first time that semester
  • Reusable bag if you're a returning client. First-time clients will be given a bag.

When and why did the pantry start?

The W Food Pantry opened April 2, 2017 to reduce food and other insecurities amongst WSU students.

Where is the pantry located?

703 W. Kirby St. Detroit, MI 48202 – First Floor of Towers Retail Space by Dunkin' Donuts.

Who runs the pantry (students, administration, both, other)?

The W is a program under the Dean of Students Office led by a coordinator and consists of a 12 person leadership team.

What days/times of the week is the food pantry open?

In the fall, we are open Sundays 2pm-6pm and Monday thru Thursday 4pm-8pm. Our Spring/Summer hours are Monday thru Thursday 1pm-5pm.

Hours change for holidays and breaks, see our social media and website for information.