Paw's Pantry

Shop Paw's Pantry

We are often asked what qualifications people have to meet to shop the pantry. The answer is simple: If you feel like you need to utilize Paw's Pantry, we are not going to ask questions or stop you. We'll take your word for it. We do not have the capacity to serve anyone outside the IUPUI community. You must have a university issued ID card to shop at the pantry. The pantry will be open for STUDENTS ONLY on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Thursdays will remain open to all with a university issued ID card. 

We try to make shopping the pantry as easy and convenient as possible. Below outlines how to shop the pantry.

1. Come to the pantry
Paw's Pantry is located on the second floor of the Campus Center, room 220. We are open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am-4 pm and Thursday from 10am-6pm throughout the school year. 

2. Fill out a "New Client Intake Form"
If it is your first time, or your first time visiting during the current school year, you'll have to fill out an online form. This form asks some basic information that will help us better serve you. This form is both a quick survey for you take and a release waiver. If you are a staff or faculty member, you will be asked to provide the same information.

3. Swipe your IUPUI issued ID
After filling out the "New Client Intake Form" you will be asked to swipe your university issued ID card to check in. Once you have filled out the form once, you will only have to swipe your university issued ID card on future visits. 

4. Shop
Do what you came to do! Shop! All shoppers receive 25 points to spend. We have regular grocery bags and Paw's Pantry reusable bags on hand for you. Points are assigned to each item based on the number of servings indicated on the package. Every item stocked in the pantry is marked with a colored sticker to indicate the point value of the item. Below outlines the points system:
Green sticker : 1 pt
Yellow sticker: 2 pts
Blue sticker: 3 pts
Red sticker: 4 pts

5. Checkout
Checking out serves two purposes. One, we need to know if you used your points correctly and we check to make sure the weekly limits were followed. The points system is in place to ensure all shoppers get a chance to get enough. The second purpose is to track number of items that go out of the pantry.