The Viking Union is Open!

We are excited to announce that the Viking Union is open Monday-Friday 7am – 10pm, Saturday 9am - 11pm and Sunday 10am - 11pm.
Services have resumed operation, including Starbucks, the Bookstore, Vendor's Row and the Multi-Purpose Room is home to a Student Study Space, students can connect to campus Wi-Fi for streaming classes and ATUS printers are available in the Study Space. There is also comfortable seating throughout the 6th floor. Face Coverings are required, and Physical Distancing will be monitored. We look forward to seeing you!

Western Hub of Living Essentials (WHOLE)

Western Hub of Living Essentials (WHOLE) logo.

The Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) provides an on-campus drop-in food pantry for students experiencing food insecurity. The pantry includes non-perishable food and personal care products (such as shampoo and toothpaste).

Interested in supporting WHOLE? Then please consider donating to our VikingFunder!

For more information, contact Karen Deysher, Coordinator for Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Centers,

Off-Campus Food Access

Bellingham Food Bank

The Bellingham Food Bank serves as a hub, connecting neighbors and emergency food providers with a steady supply of nutritious groceries, fresh food, and a smile. Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) has created a resource that details which bus routes go to food bank locations. For additional Whatcom County Food Bank information, please check out:

Basic Food in Washington

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called Basic Food in Washington, helps people with a low income through monthly benefits to purchase food. You can apply for benefits online through Washington Connection, or call Opportunity Council at (360)-734-5121 to schedule an application appointment. For more guidance, please check out this application and eligibility resource.

SNAP Market Match

SNAP Market Match, a program previously known as Fresh Bucks, matches Basic Food benefits (SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps) dollar-for-dollar for up to $10 in fresh produce per shopper per day. To get Market Match, you must already have Basic Food benefits. In Whatcom County, SNAP Market Match is available only at the Bellingham Farmers Markets.

WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides the following services for eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, new mothers, and children under 5 (including foster children and those living with relatives):

  • Personalized nutrition and health education for pregnancy and beyond, including information about meal planning and feeding young children;
  • Breastfeeding support and resources, including breast pumps;
  • Access to certified Registered Dietitians (RDs) and certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) for targeted nutrition and breastfeeding support;
  • Food checks to use at your local grocery store for purchasing healthy foods;
  • Health screenings and help finding health care, parenting support, child development programs, and social services.

WWU Resources

Financial Aid

Off Campus Living