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 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 Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-6pm throughout the school year. 

2. Fill out a "New Client Intake Form"
If it is your first time, you'll have to fill out a form. This form asks some basic information that will help us better serve you. At the very least, you will need to give your student/university ID number and a signature. 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 Jagtag
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. Be sure to let the volunteer at the check-in/check-out table know that you have been to the pantry before if you have already filled out the form.

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. The points system is in place to ensure all shoppers get a chance to get enough. The second purpose is to check expiration dates. Volunteers will help you double check to make sure none of the items you picked up are expired. If they are, you can feel free to go back to the pantry to replace that expired item.

That's it! If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us.