Food Resources

A page within Student Life

It is difficult to focus on school, work, or studying when your basic needs aren't being met. If you are experiencing hunger, you are not alone. 1 in 3 college students face food insecurity.

We are here to help. 

Below are campus, community, and state resources that will help you access or pay for food: 

Wisconsin FoodShare

Wisconsin Foodshare is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the state of Wisconsin, commonly referred to as food stamps. This program may help you with your monthly grocery/food costs. If eligible, you are given a debit-type card (known as a QUEST card) with a FREE monthly stipend from the government to use on groceries. The stipend covers nearly all types of groceries and is also usable at places such as Kwik Trip, Amazon, Walmart, farmers' markets, and more! Students and families can apply for Wisconsin Foodshare through the ACCESS website 

Need help with your application? View this Guide to Applying for Foodshare or contact the Student Life Office at or 608-785-8062 

The UWL Campus Food Pantry in the Student Union

The Campus Food Pantry is open back up as normal.  Students will be granted access on their Student ID card after completing the registration form.  The Campus Food Pantry will be open whenever the Student Union is open.  If you prefer to still pick up a pre-packaged box, please email to schedule a day and time to pick this up. 

La Crosse Area Food Pantries and Meal Sites 

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program for pregnant women, infants, women who are breastfeeding, postpartum women, and children younger than 5. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and connections to other community services.