Basic needs resources

The Grub Hub cares about your personal and academic success. We are here to support you.

The Grub Hub is a student-led, basic needs justice organization committed to serving everyone—students, graduate students, staff, faculty, and community members—by breaking down the stigma behind food and housing security.

Resources for you

Food
  • Food Pantry 
  • Hot meals
    • Soup station | Daily 11 am-3 pm
    • Hot lunches | Tuesday & Wednesday 11 am-2 pm
  • Shelf stable goods, produce, meat, and to-go meals
  • Non-food basics (hygiene items, menstruation products, Queer Closet, Professional Closet)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Applications
  • Awards up to $250/month for groceries
Housing
  • Emergency housing 
    • We will provide temporary housing if you are without safe and reliable shelter.
  • Rental/Move-in assistance
    • We will help You transition into stable, long-term housing with financial assistance and guidance.
    • We will support you in your journey to financial independence and secure housing.
Resource Navigation

Not sure where to start? Have questions about Medicaid, WIC, or need additional financial assistance? We can help you get connected with the resources you need.

Schedule a Basic Needs Consultation

Hours of Operation

Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm


Location

Student Union, RM 5, across from the Post Office.


Volunteer

There are Grub Hub volunteer opportunities every day of the week. Reach out to Student President Gillian Kelley to find a volunteer opportunity that works for your schedule. 


Support the Grub Hub

Thank you for supporting the Grub Hub! We appreciate your donations.

  • Interested in donating goods? Check out our Amazon Wishlist for what we need.
  • Have extra items in your pantry? We accept unexpired and unopened food.

Donate to the Grub Hub


Other food resources


Check out the Free Store for non-food needs

The Environmental Center’s Free Store is a weekly event where students can shop for clothing, household goods, school supplies, and more—all for free! This semester, we’re setting up shop in the Student Union Lobby from 11 AM-1 PM on Wednesdays. (Check out the Environmental Center on Skyhub for up-to-date hours!)

  • The EC Free Store needs donations! Swing by the EC any weekday from 9-5 to drop off items.
  • You can find the EC Free Store at Grub Hub, where we supply kitchen ware, professional clothing, and other items.

Contact us

Stella Zhu
Basic Needs Coordinator
Email: mzhu@fortlewis.edu