When students don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, they can focus on earning their degree. 

In spring, Rowdy’s Corner consistently saw 500-600 students per week, up from 190 the previous year. The food pantry is currently $60,000 short of its goal to raise $160,000 and is asking all Roadrunners who are able to spread the word and support the vital program.  

King Soopers Community Rewards 

One of the easiest ways to help is by connecting your King Soopers card to Rowdy’s Corner through the Community Rewards option.  

Rowdy’s Coffee Club 

If you’re a coffee lover, this one’s for you. For just $20 a month, you can receive an engraved tumbler and grab unlimited coffee refills during Rowdy’s Corner operation hours. 


Rowdy’s Corner accepts donations in several ways. For those who would like to make a gift toward the pantry, visit here and select “Rowdy’s Corner” as the designation.  

In addition to monetary donations, Rowdy’s Corner accepts product donations, including pantry items, freezer items, refrigerated items, hygiene supplies, school supplies and even $10-$15 gift cards.

Dried goods 

  • Dried pasta 
  • Hamburger Helper-style kits 
  • Dry rice/instant rice 
  • Dry beans 
  • Pasta sauce 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Jelly/jam 
  • Bread 
  • Spices 


  • Granola bars 
  • Chips 
  • Trail mix 
  • Peanuts 
  • Cereal 
  • Jerky 
  • Dried fruit (such as raisins or fruit leathers) 

Canned goods

  • Ravioli 
  • Soups of any variety 
  • Canned chicken 
  • Canned beans (pinto, black, garbanzo, refried) 
  • Tuna 
  • Canned fruit 

Microwaveable items 

  • Macaroni and cheese 
  • Ramen (chicken and shrimp are highly requested) 
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal 

School supplies 

  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Planners
  • Note cards
  • Pencils
  • Sticky notes

Hygiene products 

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Feminine-hygiene products
  • Sexual-health products

Freezer options 

  • TV dinners
  • Hot Pockets
  • Uncrustables
  • Personal pizzas
  • Ground beef
  • Frozen burritos

Dietary preference meals 

  • Vegan/vegetarian options such as vegan butter
  • Peanut-free options
  • Halal options
  • Kosher options

Refrigerator options 

  • Go-Gurts
  • Yogurt cups
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Fruit cups
  • Capri Suns
  • Gatorade
  • Water
  • Applesauce
  • Pudding


  • Apples 
  • Bananas 
  • Oranges  
  • Pears 

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