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.

The PAWS stuffed character sitting with some macaroni and cheese.

Paws' Pantry

Learn more about the pantry and how to shop there.

Shop the pantry
The stuffed PAWS character on a rack of clothes.

Paws' Closet

Learn more about the closet and how to shop there.

Shop the closet

Every dollar counts

We couldn’t operate Paws’ Pantry or Paws’ Closet without our generous donors. They ensure the pantry and closet are full of food and clothing items to help you meet your basic needs. Every donation—monetary or in-kind—goes directly to supporting the operations of these services and supporting thousands of students, faculty, and staff each year.

Consider making your gift today. Make a donation

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

Donate to the pantry or closet

If your closet is full at home or you’re wanting to help a fellow Jag with their next meal, we take in-kind donations to both Paws’ Pantry and Paws’ Closet. For the pantry, you can drop off nonperishable food items and personal hygiene products in the orange bins outside of Campus Center 130. For the closet, consider donating your gently used items and fill out this donation form to get the process started. Your donation can make a world of difference for a fellow Jag.