Welcome to 209 Marketplace!
Located at the Wesley Foundation at 209 W. Roanoke Street, 209 Marketplace is a donation-based, emergency, local food pantry that provides food, toiletries, and school supplies free to Virginia Tech students in need.
What to Expect
209 Marketplace uses a point system for purchases; each person that shops at 209 Marketplace receives 50 points, and persons with dependents can claim an additional 25 points per dependent. An individual's points reset each week on Sunday night.
To get to 209 Marketplace, enter through the front door of the Wesley Foundation and go up the staircase to the third floor. If you need assistance, the front desk volunteer would be happy to help you! If you are a brand new 209 Marketplace patron, you will need to fill out a form accessed by a QR code provided by the front desk volunteer. You can fill the form out before your visit here.
When you begin to shop, you will see that all our products are labeled with colored stickers that indicate the amount of points each object costs; for example, a can of fruit is labeled with a red sticker, marking its cost as three points. As you shop, add up your points, or ask the volunteer for assistance with keeping track of your budget. When you finish shopping, you can check out with the volunteer.
Additional Resources for Assistance
In addition to using our services, we encourage you to consider reaching out to your academic advisor or the Dean of Students office to further discuss a personalized plan for your well-being and success at Virginia Tech. You can find the Dean of Students website here, as well as The Market of Virginia Tech website here.
209 Marketplace extends a gracious thank you to:
The Virginia Tech Women’s Club
The Schiffert Health Center
Virginia Tech's HNFE Department
Mark Sikes, Dean of Students
All our donors
All our volunteers