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Using Swoop's Pantry

To shop at the pantry, you must currently be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University and will be required to show your current class schedule. You can shop twice a month. You can access the pantry a third time during the month if an emergency occurs.

How to get started using the pantry

Complete the intake form ahead of time or in the pantry during your first visit.

How-To Guide

  1. Make sure you're registered for the current or upcoming term.
  2. Fill out the intake form. Your information will be kept confidential. Swoop's Food Pantry uses this intake form to gather information to better serve the needs of our customers.
  3. Come to 104 Pierce Hall during our hours to shop (we'll provide you with a  bag but you're welcome to bring your own). Make sure you bring your E-ID and a copy of your week-at-a-glance class schedule.  Printed and electronic class schedule copies from smart phones are both acceptable.
  4. If our door is closed during normal operating hours, knock or ring our door bell. After notifying a team member of your presence, have a seat in our waiting room across the hall or visit our garden outside until it's your turn to shop.

Note: Please note students are not allowed to pick up food for other students.

Fall Semester Hours

Beginning Week of September 7

Mondays and Thursdays, noon-5 p.m.
Wednesdays, noon-6:30 p.m.

Or by appointment by emailing [email protected].


John & Angie Sabo
Swoop's Food Pantry Room
104 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197