Bone Appétit

Bone Appétit is a 24/7 food pantry located at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine open to everyone in the ISU CVM community stocked with non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, baby items, and pet food and litter. The pantry is confidential and personal information is never collected, and there is no limit to how much you can take or how often you can use the pantry. Our pantry uses the motto, “Take what you need, use what you take.”


The food pantry has two locations.

  • Non-perishable food items are in the cabinets below the microwaves in the vending machine hallway next to the Gentle Doctor Café.
  • Personal hygiene, baby, and pet items can be found in the cabinets in the Fish Tank Lobby wing of the Café Commons.

Food Pantry location

Community Resources

If you are a student that needs to access to emergency meals, please a reach out to any of the following partners of the Give A Swipe program.

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Bone Appétit runs completely on donations from those who are able. View a list of our most needed items. Monetary donations can also be made to Bone Appétit through the ISU Foundation giving form.

All items can be dropped off in OASA.