How does the pantry work?

First time user:

  • The pantry is available to any registered student. Bring your student OneCard and a copy of 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
  • Items 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 there is an emergency, please contact Kenya Maxey at ae4082@wayne.edu.

How often can I get feminine hygiene products?

Anytime you need them. It does not count as a visit if you only get period products.

What should I bring?

  • OneCard
  • Copy or photo of your class schedule if you are a first-time user or if it is your first time that semester
  • The reusable bag you were given at your first visit. First-time clients will be given a bag.

When and why did the pantry start?

The W Food Pantry opened April 2, 2017 to promote academic success through reducing food insecurities for 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 of basic student needs and consists of a 12-person student leadership team.

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

Please see our contact page for current hours.

How can I contact someone for more help or if I have a question that wasn't answered?

Please email thew@wayne.edu and someone will follow up with you.