MSU Denver

Roadrunner Food Pantry Mission & History

Roadrunner Food Pantry 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.


Roadrunner Food Pantry History


Campus, Local, and Community Resources

Mobile Food Market Events (SECORCares)

MSU Denver has partnered with SECORCares and ENT Credit Union to host a FREE mobile food market on campus. On select days the mobile food truck will be located between the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences (AES) and Jordan Student Success (SBB) buildings. It will be first come first serve basis to MSU Denver students. No need to pre-register.


  • September 7th: 10 am – 1 pm
  • September 22nd: 10 am – 1 pm
  • October 5th: 10 am – 1 pm
  • October 20th: 10 am – 1 pm
  • November 2nd: 10 am – 1 pm
  • November 17th: 10 am – 1 pm

Roadrunner Food Pantry ON CAMPUS HOURS

If you are struggling to make ends meet, pay for groceries or afford a meal on campus, please connect with the student care center. Our physical location is NOW OPEN on


Monday: 12:30 pm- 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Case managers can assist all currently enrolled MSU Denver students who are interested in applying for an e-gift card, applying for food assistance programs (SNAP), or in exploring additional campus and community services. Students can reach out to the main phone line or main email to schedule a time to review or explore these services.

COVID-19: Updates and Resources

The Roadrunner Food Pantry is NOW OPEN for the summer with limited hours; 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. 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 [email protected] 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 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. 

Additional Food Resources

Although the Roadrunner Food Pantry is eager to help every student, we recognize that we cannot meet an individual or family’s complete nutritional needs. If you are in need of food assistance beyond what is available at the Roadrunner Food Pantry, we are happy to help you with a referral through any of the following:

Metro Caring is a local food pantry that supplies anyone in need with food resources, including fresh produce and a variety of non-perishable items. Metro Caring is centrally located at the intersection of E. 18th Avenue and Downing Street and are along two major bus routes: #12 and #20. Appointments are required. Call (303) 860-7200 to make an appointment to get assistance from Metro Caring.

Hunger Free Colorado also offers a variety of food related resources. In particular their Hunger Free Hotline is a one-stop resource for food and nutrition information in Colorado. It is a multilingual resource designed to assist you in locating both public and private food assistance programs. All information is kept confidential. Call (855) 855-4626 to connect to the hotline and learn what local programs may be able to assist you.

Food Bank of the Rockies maintains a database of Food Pantries and related food assistance programs throughout the state. Simply click on your location and find local food pantries and programs that may meet your needs.

Commonly Asked Questions about the Roadrunner Food Pantry