The Store


The Store is a student-run food pantry that provides resources and support for students living with food insecurity. 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.


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. 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.


Location & Hours

Closed for Summer 2024
The Store is closed during the summer, fall break, winter break, and spring break. The Store will reopen on the first day of the Fall 2024 semester.

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


Accessing The Store

The Store is currently closed for the summer, but the access form will be updated by the beginning of the Fall 2024 semester.


Stocking the Shelves

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


The Store is a valuable community resource and has been made possible by the generosity of hundreds of volunteers and donors. There are several ways you can get involved to support The Store.  



The Store would not be able to operate without the valued help of our volunteers, who stock shelves, clean, pick up and deliver food from our partners, and manage the overall upkeep of The Store.


Join the Student Org

The Store and its volunteers are managed by the student organization. Current GW students can consider applying for a Store manager position. Store managers assist with our bi-weekly stocks of the store, and take on more of a leadership role than the regular weekly volunteers.



You can donate canned goods (soup, tomato sauce, etc.), non-perishable food items (pasta, rice, oatmeal, cereal, and peanut butter are in high demand), school supplies, personal hygiene items, and interview or professional attire. We also accept monetary donations.



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.

What are other resources in place if I need emergency financial assistance?

GW has several emergency funds to help students: 

There are also many resources available in the DMV region to support residents:

How do I use the 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]

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.