Sharing Shelves is a food insecurity resource created at UW-Parkside to help students, and staff during challenging times when there are limited resources for food. The Sharing Shelves are located in Wyllie Lower Main Place near zone 4. If you are in need of this resource, please help yourself. If the Sharing Shelves is not convenient for your needs, please visit the link below for other opportunities.
If you are interested in donating food please refer to the information below.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Sharing Shelves! Anyone can participate in the donation process. Several options are listed below:
Leave food items at a drop-off location. Weekly pick-ups occur on Tuesdays between 1-1:30 pm. (For quality control purposes, the actual Sharing Shelves is NOT a drop-off location.)
- Library Front Desk
- MOLN 360
- GRNQ 344
- RITA 235
- SAC (outside of the Wellness Center on the second floor)
GROCERY GIFT CARDS AND MONETARY DONATIONS
Grocery gift cards are a convenient way for Sharing Shelves to purchase limited-stock in-demand supplies. Please drop gift cards off at the Library front desk.
You may also make a monetary donation in any dollar amount, which will be used to purchase additional food items.
CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS FOOD DRIVE SPONSORSHIP
If you are a member of a student group, department or alumni group and you would like to sponsor a food drive for the Sharing Shelves, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD ITEM SUGGESTIONS
- Nuts and granola bars – really anything
- Pasta/Rice without meat
- Ramen noodles, cup of noodles, etc.
- Mac and cheese (easy microwavable kind or regular)
- Rice Roni, Pasta Roni, etc.
- White rice, brown rice, etc.
Shelf-stable vegetables and beans
Tomatoes (diced, sauce, crushed, paste, etc.)
Canned corn, peas, carrots, mixed, etc.
Beans of all kinds
Canned pasta with meat
Chef Boyardee, Campbells Spaghettio’s, Hormel Compleats, Dinty Moore Beef Stew, etc.
Ready-to-eat soups with meat
Campbells, Progresso, etc.
tuna, chicken, ham, tofu
Chicken broth, beef broth, vegetable broth, etc.
Canned in water or its own Juice
especially popular - pineapple and mandarin oranges
Shelf-stable milk alternatives
Such as soy or almond milk
100% fruit Juice
COSTCO - Popular items
- Tasty Bite Indian Madras Lentils
- Shin Noodle Soup
- Bibigo Cooked Sticky White Rice
- Kirkland Trail Mix
- Belvita Breakfast Bars
- Dole Mandarin Orange Cups