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In just a few steps, you can start using the Kangaroo Pantry.

For Your First Visit

  1. Fill out a Kangaroo Pantry First Time User Information Form. This form is available online or you can fill out the form in person at the pantry.
  2. After filling out your First Time User Information Form, you will receive your client card and ID number during your first visit to the pantry.
  3. During your first visit, please bring your student, staff, or faculty ID as well are your university ID number.
  4. If you are unable to make it to the pantry, please e-mail us at kangaroopantry@umkc.edu. We will make other arrangements.
  5. A Food Request Form is available at the Kangaroo Pantry.  You will fill out this request form when you would like food.
  6. You can pick up your food at 4825 Troost, Rm. 103, Kansas City, MO

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 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 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.