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Support WWU's Largest Resource for Students Experiencing Food Insecurity

The Western Hub of Living Essentials (WHOLE), serves as a resource to students who are unable to secure basic needs.  WHOLE strives to offer perishable and nonperishable food, personal care items (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.), clothing and other basic necessities.


According to a recent study done at Western, four in ten (4 in 10) students go hungry every 30 days. "The WHOLE...has genuinely saved me from hunger most nights many times" - Western student quoted from Instagram in February, 2024

In the Associated Students, we care about the academic success of our students, and we recognize that students will not be able to focus and be successful in class if they are worried about where their next meal will come from and/or are hungry. We work to support students by stocking the food pantry with many options to be inclusive of all dietary needs, as well as hygiene products. The pantry provides instant meal options, vegan/vegetarian options, gluten free options, and other healthy perishable and non-perishable foods.  Additionally, we have been partnering with local grocers and organizations including Trader Joe's for weekly donations and the Bellingham Food Bank for purchases through the Food Lifeline program. Food is stocked three days a week with these donations and purchases.


WHOLE, located in the Viking Union, operates as a drop-in pantry, where students can grab items from the pantry, and it is accessible whenever the Viking Union is open. 


The WHOLE is accessed frequently by students - roughly 500 per week - and continues to grow as the needs of our students have also increased.  Your donation will allow us to continue to serve our students who are facing basic needs insecurity.  Thank you for your consideration!

Help fight food insecurity! $10,000 match to the WHOLE Food Pantry!
Thank you! Your gift and an anonymous donor have successfully raised $20,000 for the WHOLE Food Pantry! Thank you for helping make sure WWU students thrive!
Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! We haven't hit 3,000 yet, but we're still tallying all the offline gifts we've received and will update the numbers ASAP!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for the Western Welcome Scholarship!
2,615 / 2,615 Gifts
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 90
2 $2,500 Western Symphony Orchestra 57
3 Varsity Volleyball 49
4 Men's Rowing 28
5 Ice Hockey 15
Recent Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
$3,000 MATCHED
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for the designation of choice.
2,000 / 2,000 Donors
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
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