University of Wyoming Resources
If you, your family, or someone you know in the community needs additional support with groceries or meals, please refer to organizations working to meet on campus or in Albany County. Please call ahead for most updated hours and services.
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING ACRES STUDENT FARM
1000 E. University Ave., Dept 3354
ACRES Student Farm is a 1.8 acre vegetable farm that is community oriented, volunteer based, and student run. Sustainability and local access are key; the Student Farm additionally provides educational and research opportunities for the Laramie and University of Wyoming communities. ACRES fights food insecurity in the community and offers CSA shares, a program in which members buy a "share" (or a half share) of produce at the beginning of the season and then receive a basket of said produce every week of the season. CSA food shares will also be available for UW food pantry and the campus community. ACRES is also "growing a little extra" for Feeding Laramie Valley.
ACRES holds weekly meetings every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in room 4041 of the Agriculture Building during the school year. All students and community members are welcome!
Urszula Norton, Faculty Advisor
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING FOOD CABINETS
Guthrie House Honors College
Biological Sciences Building—Psychology Department
Cheney International Center—Global Engagement Office
Bim Kendall House—Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Coe Library—STEP Tutor Center
Engineering Education and Research Building
Native American Education, Research, & Cultural Center (NAERCC)
A study conducted at University of Wyoming showed a high rate of food insecurity (37%) among the student body; from this knowledge, food share cabinets were implemented by a student-led taskforce. Food share cabinets are spaces that student groups and others at the University of Wyoming can establish and maintain in campus buildings to share food with each other, regardless of need. Academic and administrative units can support cabinets and encourage students, faculty, and staff to share food.
Student groups interested in starting/maintaining new or exisiting food cabinets are encouraged to visit the ASUW Demo Food Share Cabinet in the basement of the Union or visit the UW Food Security Taskforce online.
University of Wyoming Food Security Taskforce
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING FOOD SHARE PANTRY
Knight Hall, Room 106
Any student, staff, or faculty member is welcome in the space. Patrons may fill up a bag with any food items they need. Fresh produce, canned foods, dairy products, protein options, and whole grains are available. Delivery may be arranged on an emergency-only basis. Mondays and Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.; Saturdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Volunteers and donations are always needed; visit website for more information
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING MEAL SWIPE SHARING PROGRAM
Knight Hall, Room 106
This program is a regenerative, student-focused food sharing program, allowing students to donate their "swipes" and unused meals from previously purchased dining plans. Students are allocated a maximum of four swipes per week at Washakie Dining Center, and are recommended further resources if necessary. Open to all University of Wyoming students.
Must apply (application online)
Students with meal plans may donate three meals per semester (application online)
Individuals wishing to make a donation to UW Food Security programs may do so online (donation information)
ASUW Director of Wellness and Sustainability
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Mental Health Services
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, help is available 24 hours a day at University of Wyoming.
Call 9-1-1 or contact services near you:
• Crisis Intervention and Support at University of Wyoming: Monday-Friday during regular business hours, call
• Text "WYO" to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1 (800) 273-8255 for free and confidential support.