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Swoop's Food Pantry

Swoop's Food Pantry opened its doors in September 2015 and has seen enormous growth! Enjoy our Celebration Video as we reflect on the impact Swoop's Food Pantry as had on the EMU Community!

As always, thank you for your continued support!


Our mission is to provide the EMU community with food assistance and additional resources to positively impact our well-being and college success.

Who can use the pantry?

Everyone needs a little help sometimes!  Any EMU student can use the pantry as needed during open hours. If you have questions about whether you can use the pantry please email [email protected]


How to access the pantry

  • To minimize social contact, the shopping process has been adjusted. When picking up your groceries or shopping in-person, please wear face masks and practice responsible social distancing.  
  • If you are a new student shopper to Swoop's, we require that students complete a Swoop's Food Pantry Intake Form prior to visiting the pantry.
  • Visitors to Swoop's can enter through the main entrances on the east side of Pierce Hall near the elevator.
    • Online Shopping and Pick-up: Clients are requested to complete an Online Shopping Request Form before arriving.  Items will be bagged by staff and clients can pick up their order in 105 Pierce when they arrive at their scheduled time.
    • In-Person Shopping during Open Hours: Clients are requested to follow instructions upon entrance of the building to access 201 Pierce for in-person shopping.
  • Donations: Items can be dropped off on Mondays and Thursday from 12-5 and Wednesdays from 12-6:30 at the John and Angie Sabo Swoop's Food Pantry Room 104 Pierce Hall. Swoop’s can also pick up items from your porch for those in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Send an email to [email protected] to arrange a donation pickup
    • Items in demand: Salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder, red pepper flakes, seasoning mixes, and other spices. 

Further food assistance resources can be accessed through various food pantries in Washtenaw County [PDF], free assistance/free hot meals in the Ann Arbor area [PDF], Food Gatherers Need Food? and various food banks located within Michigan [PDF].

Non-Discrimination Statement

We will serve anyone regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, political stance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical appearance, disability status, age, pregnancy, any group membership, leave status, veteran status or genetic information. This information will be kept confidential and will not have a negative effect on services provided to you.

We will be closed

April 26 - April 30
We will reopen Monday May 3rd

Questions? Email [email protected].

Summer Semester Hours

Mondays 10am-5pm, Thursdays 12-5pm
and Wednesdays 12-6:30pm

Or by appointment by emailing [email protected].

Contact Us

[email protected]