Paw's Pantry Relocates and Gets Major Upgrade

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Since 2013, Paw’s Pantry has been stuck in the back corner of the Campus Center, virtually unseen unless you were on your way to a parking lot most people don’t even use, waiting for a visitor. Or a volunteer. Anything.

On a mission to help food insecurity within the IUPUI community, most students go through their college career unaware they can get a little bit of help from this food pantry, right in the Campus Center.

On August 22, 2018, the IUPUI student and faculty exclusive food pantry cut the ribbon on it’s new home. Still in the Campus Center, just a floor below, Paw’s Pantry grew about 10 times in size and sits in a place where there is far more commotion and is much more likely to be seen.

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With the move, Paw’s Pantry upgraded in a few other ways as well. They have created a new limit system with color codings, making it easier for shoppers to stock up on what they need, and due to the larger space, their items are far more consolidated.

Paw’s Pantry isn’t done expanding either. On October 3, 2018, the Paws family will be expanding into a new kind of donation center at IUPUI. Paw’s Closet will operate as Paw’s Pantry does, but offer clothes for those in need ranging from things to keep you warm to business attire.

 

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Paw’s Pantry hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, with student only hours from 10 to 4 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All you need is a Crimson Card to stock up on food once a week. Paw’s Pantry is also always looking for volunteers to help run the place. They can be contacted here

 


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