Prairie Wolf Pantry

The Prairie Wolf Pantry, located on the first floor of Smith-Curtis (room 127) is a campus food pantry open to anyone with a current Nebraska Wesleyan University ID card. The Pantry’s mission is to contribute to the overall health and wellness of the NWU community by providing free access to nutritious food options. The Pantry also serves as a source of information about other avenues to obtain food in the community. We want to ensure no member of the NWU community goes hungry because of a lack of adequate income or access to food.

The Pantry is operated from the generosity of monetary, in-kind and food donations from students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as the commitment of campus volunteers who staff it during hours of operation.

Hours of Operation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of physical distancing restrictions, pantry distributions will be available by curbside pickup only.

  • To request service, email nwupantry [at] A member of the pantry board will contact you within 24 hours with a list of available items. They will also set a pickup time on campus. 
  • The pantry board member will fill a bag according to your request and meet you on the agreed upon day and time, outside of room 127 in the basement of Smith-Cutis.
  • Pickup times are as follows:

    • Monday 3 – 4 p.m.

    • Tuesday 12 – 1 p.m.

    • Wednesday 9 – 10 a.m.

    • Thursday 5 – 6 p.m.

    • Friday 12 – 1 p.m.

How to Donate

If you wish to donate items for distribution, you have options.

  • Cash or check – Checks (made out to NWU) and cash may be delivered or mailed to NWU Advancement, 5000 Saint Paul Ave, Smith-Curtis 310, Lincoln NE 68504. Please make sure your name and “Prairie Wolf Pantry” are noted so you can receive a charitable receipt.
  • Online donations – Debit and credit card gifts can be made online. Select “other” when asked where you wish to direct your gift, then type “Prairie Wolf Pantry.”
  • Drop-off Donations – Drop off items at the bins located outside the pantry door (Smith-Curtis Room 127). Download a receipt form.
  • Donation via Amazon – Login to the PWP Wish List on Amazon: Prairie Wolf Pantry Wish List and choose the items you would like to donate. Amazon will ship the items directly to the Prairie Wolf Pantry.


Thank you for your continued support.