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Supporting the Roadrunner Food Pantry

The Roadrunner Food Pantry is stocked mainly by donations from caring individuals and groups who are committed to helping MSU Denver students in need. The viability of the Roadrunner Food Pantry is linked to your generosity. On behalf of MSU Denver students, thank you for your support.

There are a variety of ways individuals and groups can help support the Roadrunner Food Pantry. Some information is provided here, but please don't hesitate to call 303-615-0423 and speak with a Food Pantry Coordinator to discuss your interests. You can also email


The Roadrunner Food Pantry welcomes drop-off donations of non-perishable foods only during regular hours. The Food Pantry is equipped to distribute the following items:

  • non-perishable and non-expired food items,
  • fresh dairy, produce, and meats (accepted from partnership organizations only), 
  • select personal care items to MSU Denver students, and
  • gift cards to local grocery stores.


Freezer and refrigerated items are only accepted from partnership organizations. 

Likewise, the following items are not accepted as donations:

  • medicine,
  • vitamins/supplements,
  • medical devices/supplies,
  • clothing,
  • toys,
  • furniture, or
  • other household goods.

Food Pantry Items

Here's a list of items typically stocked in the Roadrunner Food Pantry:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly/Jam
  • Canned Tuna Fish
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned / Dry Soup Mixes
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Beans and Vegetables
  • Cereal (hot and cold)
  • Rice
  • Snack / Protein Bars
  • Grains
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Fresh and Frozen Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine Products


Although we don't have the space to accommodate on-site volunteers in the Roadrunner Food Pantry, we recommend contacting our partner agency, the Food Bank of the Rockies. Through the Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) program, the Roadrunner Food Pantry can receive credit towards food for your time spent volunteering. Make sure to mention you are volunteering for the MSU Denver Food Bank/Roadrunner Food Pantry when you sign up for a volunteer shift with Food Bank of the Rockies so that we can earn credit for your time! Please click here for more information about volunteering with Food Bank of the Rockies.


Planning a Food Drive

Organizations, departments, and individuals can make significant contributions to the Roadrunner Food Pantry by organizing food drives. There's no right way to run a food drive, but we would like you to notify us of your event/food drive.

Are you ready to get started with planning a food drive to benefit the Roadrunner Food Pantry? Please contact us to let us know so we can help support your efforts. 

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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.