Cultivating a sustainable food system

The impact of food consumption is relevant to all aspects of campus sustainability, from human health and wellbeing, to greenhouse gas emissions, preservation of natural resources, and the generation of waste. As a result, our campus food system must carefully consider issues relating to our food's nutritional value, transportation, packaging, and waste disposal— weighing how best to meet the nutritional needs of IUPUI students, faculty and staff while balancing the social, economic, and environmental costs associated with food procurement.

Every day spent in the garden is a course on patience, community reliance, and ingenuity.

Nick Schwaberow, former garden manager

Paws' Pantry

We know it's tough to be in a financial pinch and wondering how you're going to meet basic needs. Paws' Pantry is here to reduce your worries by providing food assistance to all IUPUI students, faculty, and staff.

Paws' Pantry student chairs and volunteers work to educate the campus community on issues of hunger while advocating for those who experience food insecurity. The pantry provides non-perishables, fresh produce, fresh bread, frozen meals, household items, and hygiene products. 

To learn more about Paws' Services, visit the Office of Student Advocacy and Support in Campus Center room 270, online, or on social media - @iupuipaws.


Sustainable Catering

IUPUI Food Services offers many sustainable catering options, including vegetarian and vegan options, local and seasonal produce, cruelty-free animal products, and zero waste catered meals. Download the Green Catering Guide below to help guide your conversations with IUPUI Food Services.