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For Your Visit

  1. During your visit, please bring your student, staff, or faculty ID as well your university ID number.
  2. You can pick up your food at 4825 Troost, Rm. 103, Kansas City, MO
    • We are open the following hours:
      • Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      • Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you are unable to make it to the pantry during our normal hours of operation, please e-mail us at kangaroopantry@umkc.edu. We will make other arrangements.

Food Selection Process

Roos will be able to pickup food from the Kangaroo Pantry once a week, up to 20 items per visit. A maximum of 5 of the 20 items can be proteins. Proteins will be marked accordingly. Fresh produce will not count towards the 20 item count.

Roos will grab a shopping basket then and be able to select what it is they would like to make up their 20 item basket. Selected items can then be bagged and weighed. Please make sure to wear a mask while your are in the pantry selecting food. Hand sanitizer is also available at the pantry.

Online Pre-Order

Food can also be ordered online for pickup during open hours. Pre-orders can be picked up directly outside of the Kangaroo Pantry room.

Online Order Form

Additional Resources

SNAP Assistance

SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as Food Stamps, serves as our nation’s first line of defense against hunger. SNAP provides low-income people with a consistent means to buy healthy and nutritious food at supermarkets and many farmers’ markets using an electronic card, similar to an ATM or bank card. SNAP eligibility is based on residency, family size, income and assets.

Find Additional Food Assistance

Use this tool from Harvesters to find other food pantries in the area.
Food Locator

Kangaroo Pantry Meal Donation Program – Swipe Out Hunger!

The University of Missouri – Kansas City has collaborated with Sodexo Campus Services to offer a meal donation program in support of the Kangaroo Pantry.

The pilot program, “Fuel for Finals,” originated in the Spring Semester of 2018 when UMKC Dining Services Board of Governors and student leaders partnered with UMKC Dining Services by Sodexo to create a meal donation event designed to benefit students through the Kangaroo Pantry. The two-day event allowed students on a block or commuter meal plan to donate up to 10 meals that could then be distributed through the pantry during final exams for students that are facing food insecurity.

What is the key component of the program? 

As of September 24, 2018, students participating in the Block or Commuter Meal Plan are no longer limited to a specifically defined donation event to participate and may now donate meals at any time during the Dining Hall’s regular operating hours.

How can I help? 

Support of the Kangaroo Pantry is the avenue for students to support peer members of the campus community, either through donation of goods to the pantry or by participating in the programs such as the meal donation program.

Who is eligible to donate meals? 

Students who currently have a BLOCK meal or COMMUTER meal plan.

When can I donate meals and how many? 

Students can donate meals at the Dining Hall, located in the Atterbury Student Success Center, during operating hours throughout the semester. Students will be allowed to donate a maximum of 10 meals per semester simply by visiting the cashier and indicating their desire to donate.

How can students seek assistance through the program? 

Students seeking assistance can simply visit the Kangaroo Pantry. The academic year hours of operation for the pantry are Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The pantry is located at 4825 Troost. Please visit the Kangaroo Pantry Webpage for more information.

Why have a meal donation program? 

Hunger and food insecurity remain prevalent in society, and today’s college student is immune to that trend. UMKC’s meal donation program is built to support fellow Roos, when sustenance and nutrition may play a part in supporting their success.