Food and Clothing Services

Fuel up and dress for success

We know how hard it is to concentrate when you’re in a financial pinch and wondering how you're going to meet your basic needs. You might be anxious about where your next meal will come from or where to find an outfit for a job interview. Paws' Pantry and Paws' Closet are here to reduce your worries by providing you with food and clothing assistance so you can finish school.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome at Paws’ Pantry, and students are welcome to shop at Paws’ Closet. All you need is a valid CrimsonCard.

How to shop at Paws’ Pantry

This fall, we’ve switched up our operations to help keep you safe. Here’s what you need to know to make shopping at Paws’ Pantry a breeze:

  • Students can shop twice per month by making an appointment. Students who forget to make an appointment can access the pantry on Thursdays during walk-in hours. Students are allowed two walk-in visits per semester. Faculty and staff can shop on Thursdays by appointment only.
  • If you are a first-time pantry client this fall, you must complete an intake form before you schedule your first appointment.
  • Appointments can be made on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance of the pantry opening. For example, if you would like to make an appointment for any time on a Wednesday, you must register for that appointment by 10 a.m. on Tuesday.  
  • Click the buttons below to select your appointment day/time. At your appointment, you’ll receive a pre-packaged bag of Paws’ Pantry items.

Tuesdays   Wednesdays   Thursdays

How to shop at Paws’ Closet

Paws’ Closet also has different operations to keep students safe. Keep reading for how to access the closet this fall. 

  • Students can shop at Paws’ Closet by making an appointment. One student will shop at a time to allow for physical distancing. 
  • If you are a first-time closet client this fall, you must complete an intake form before you schedule your first appointment. 
  • Appointments can be made on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Appointments must be made within 24 hours of the closet opening. For example, if you would like to shop at any time on a Wednesday, you must register for that appointment by 3 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Click the buttons below to select your appointment day/time. At your appointment, you’ll have 30 minutes to shop in Paws’ Closet.

Tuesdays   Wednesdays

 

Thanks to our generous donors, you'll find foods to satisfy every meal—breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We even have snacks for those late-night study sessions and hygiene products.

Student applying color coded stickers to items for use at Paws' pantry.
Two students talking on a bench outside in the courtyard outside of Cavanaugh Hall.

Thank you for your support

Paws' Closet Sponsors:
The IUPUI Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund

Paws' Pantry Sponsors:
Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Development Office, Health Policy and Management at Fairbanks School of Public Health​, Academic and Career Development, Center for Teaching and Learning, University Library, Liberal Arts Alumni Association Board, Office of Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs, Campus Center and Student Experiences, Student Affairs, School of Social Work, Division of Enrollment Management (Admissions), Herron School of Art and Design, Institute for Engaged Learning, IUPUI Alumni Council, IUPUI School of Science Alumni Board