Student Care Center
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 run on the second and fourth Tuesday of October and November from 9-10:30 a.m. (or until supplies run-out).
In order to maximize our support to our Roadrunners during these unprecedented times, we will now be offering a second location to support students. The Auraria Mobile Food Pantry will continue to be hosted on the south end of the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street, Denver across from Lynx Crossing (formerly Campus Village) on the second Tuesday of the month and the Community College of Aurora Lowry Campus for the fourth Tuesday of the month.
The specific dates and locations are as follows:
- Tuesday, January 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Auraria Campus (Cherry Parking Lot)
- Tuesday, January 26th 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Community College of Aurora Lowery Campus (1070 Alton Way, Denver, CO 80230)
- Tuesday, February 9th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Auraria Campus (Cherry Parking Lot)
- Tuesday, February 23 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Community College of Aurora Lowery Campus (1070 Alton Way, Denver, CO 80230
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.