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COVID-19: Updates and Resources

The Roadrunner Food Pantry is closed at this time; however, we are still here to support you. We understand this is an uncertain time. The Roadrunner Food Pantry is supporting students by providing electronic gift cards while supplies last. In addition, we are working with students to determine eligibility for a meal delivery program. We are also available to discuss and complete SNAP applications to get food assistance.

In order to discuss any of these options, please contact the Student Care Center to discuss your needs by calling 303-615-0006, emailing studentcarecenter@msudenver.edu or filing a CARE Referral so that a case manager can follow up with you.

You can connect with 2-1-1 (web-based resources, virtual live-chat or dial 2-1-1 by phone) for additional food resources in your home county, while Hunger Free Colorado is also maintaining an updated list of local community food pantries and K-12 school-based meal programs. The Student Care Center can also help you identify the closest food pantry to your home. Visit hungerfreecolorado.org/covid-19 or call the Food Resource Hotline (855-855-4626), weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., where bilingual staff are also available to assist. 

The Student Care Center has partnered with the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network. The Denver Emergency Food Network delivers free, prepared meals to homebound families and elderly individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis. To sign up or get more information, please click here.

Mobile Food Pantry Event

MSU Denver has partnered with the Auraria Community and Food Bank of the Rockies to host a mobile food pantry. The Auraria Mobile Pantry will begin operation on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9-11 a.m. or until supplies run-out in the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street, Denver across from Lynx Crossing (formerly Campus Village).

After that, the mobile pantry will be available to students the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 9-11 a.m. The dates are as follows:

MARCH

Tuesday, March 24 starting at 9am – 11am or until food supplies last

APRIL 

Tuesday, April 14 starting at 9 – 11 am or until food supplies last

Tuesday, April 28 starting at 9am – 11 am or until food supplies last

MAY 

Tuesday, May 12 starting at 9am – 11 am or until food supplies last

Tuesday, May 26 starting at 9am – 11 am or until food supplies last

Mission

The Roadrunner Food Pantry serves to fight hunger on campus by providing basic nutritional food for students in times of need. The Food Pantry is available to all MSU Denver students and provides snacks and pantry items for meal preparation. The Roadrunner Food Pantry is aligned with additional resources on and off campus that promote the overall well-being of the students. 

The Roadrunner Food Pantry is part of the Student Care Center and sponsored by Student Engagement & Wellness, the Student Government Assembly, and the MSU Denver community. The Roadrunner Food Pantry is an agency partner of Food Bank of the Rockies.


Contact Information and Plan a Food Drive

We look forward to serving you!

Please contact the Roadrunner Food Pantry with any questions or to discuss your upcoming food drive. Call us at 303-615-0006 or send us an email at studentcarecenter@msudenver.edu

*If you are a student currently facing food insecurity, please contact us or get in touch with 2-1-1 Colorado in order to get connected to local resources.

 A HUGE thank you to all our supporters: MSU Denver Student Government Assembly, Student Engagement and Wellness, Roadrunner Food Pantry Advisory Board, School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism, Starbucks and the support of the campus community! We truly appreciate everyone's generosity. 


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Roadrunner Food Pantry Hours

The food pantry is located in Tivoli 262. Hours are subject to change.

If you have questions about open hours or services, please call us at 303-615-0006 or 303-615-0423.