The Store


The Store: GW's Food Pantry


The Store was founded on the principles of faith, trust, and respect, and these values guide our work every day. Our mission is to address student need at GW by offering food and other resources to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed.

About The Store

Founded in 2017 and managed by The Store student organization and the Division for Student Affairs, The Store is a student-run food pantry at the George Washington University that provides resources and support for students living with food insecurity.

 GW Students will need to sign up for access to The Store using a GW UserID and password. Shoppers will remain completely anonymous out of respect for their privacy, and we will not receive the names of anybody who signs up for The Store. We have faith that every shopper who requests access needs this resource, and trust them to take what they need and leave enough for other shoppers.

Once gaining access, shoppers enter the pantry by using their GWorld cards to tap into The Store. Shoppers are free to choose from a variety of items that meet their needs. To comply with GW’s Single Use Plastics Policy, please bring a reusable shopping bag for your items.

Sign Up for Access to The Store

Restock Schedule

The Store is stocked with non-perishables (canned vegetables, pasta, rice, peanut butter, oatmeal, etc.) on an on-going basis. It is also stocked with dairy, produce, vegetables, fruit, and meats 2-3 times a week during the academic year. The Store is closed during re-stocking. We will contact registered Store shoppers via social media once The Store has been stocked and it has been re-opened for shopping. The Store is typically closed during stocking to allow Store managers to clean and organize products.

Store Offerings

The Store offers a variety of selections, including nonperishables, perishables, and assorted non-food items. 

Dry Goods

Dry Goods

  • Bread

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned beans

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Cereal

  • Soup

  • Vegan and gluten free options

  • And more!



Following a restock, shoppers are notified of a restock via email and Instagram Story.

  • Milk (dairy and non-dairy)

  • Dairy products (eggs, yogurt, cheeses, butter)

  • Frozen meats

  • Fresh produce


Store Location & Hours

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District House Room B121
2121 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052




Hours of Operation:

The Store will open for the 2023-24 academic year on August 21, 2023. For access, please visit The Store's application. 

Academic Year Hours (closed for winter and summer breaks):

  • Monday - Friday: 7am - 11pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 11pm

Shopper Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any background checks?
  • The Store does NOT conduct any background checks of your financial or conduct history. Any individual in the GW community can access the Store upon submission of the application. Shopper anonymity is respected.
How quickly can I get access to The Store?
  • After filling out the application, it typically takes about 2-3 business days for a shopper to gain GWorld tap access to The Store. You will receive an email once your account is activated. 
Are off-campus students allowed access?
  • Yes! The Store is open and available for any students who have signed up, regardless of housing status.
Are there limits to how much food I can take or how often?
  • We do not place limits on the number of visits or the amount of food for Store shoppers for non-perishable items. However, we do have a limit of one visit per week during high-demand times immediately after the re-stocking of perishable items. 
What are other resources in place if I need emergency financial assistance?
How can I help The Store?
  • GW students may join The Store student organization and serve as officers or Store managers. For more information, contact the e-board members at [email protected].

  • GW students, staff, faculty, and alumni may volunteer at GW’s days of service or participate in canned food, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and interview attire drives held annually in both the fall and spring semesters. Register on GivePulse to volunteer. For more information, email us at [email protected].

  • The Store also accepts monetary donations via the GW Development website. In the Gift Designation box, click the option to Direct Your Gift to a specific cause, and select "The Store / GW's Food Pantry" from the dropdown menu.

To learn more, check out our Get Involved page.

Laptop Loaner Program
  • The Office for Student Success operates a laptop loaner program for students who may temporarily need a laptop. OSS is at limited capacity for laptops and may not be able to accommodate the request immediately.

    Contact: [email protected] 



Students in need of a laptop may contact the GW CARE Team to inquire about laptop availability. 

Contact Us

General Email: [email protected]

Advisor: Andrew Sonn

For media inquiries, please contact the Office of Media Relations.