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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 during academic sessions:
      • 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.
      • Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  3. When you approach the front door of the building, there will be a touch pad on a post to the right. You can use that to call the Kangaroo Pantry where we will then ask you to show your UMKC ID to the camera. After we have verified the ID card, you can then be let into the building.

If you are unable to make it to the pantry during our normal hours of operation, please e-mail us at kangaroopantry@umkc.edu to make other arrangements or visit a Satellite Kangaroo Pantry (information below).

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 Orders now must be made the day before the selected pickup date as to give our team a chance to fill each order. 

Online Order Form

Satellite Pantry Locations

Satellite Kangaroo Pantry at the Health Sciences District

Room 1-402 in on the first floor of the School of Medicine
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. when the University is open

Satellite Kangaroo Pantry at the UMKC Student Union

2nd Floor Near Jazzman’s
Available whenever the UMKC Student Union is open

UNIVERSITY BREAK HOURS OF OPERATION

During Winter Break, the hours at the main Kangaroo Pantry at 4825 Troost will be reduced to the following dates and times:
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 5th: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 12th: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 13th: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 14th: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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!

Our goal at the Kangaroo Pantry is to ensure no Roo goes without!  Along with providing nutritious meal options at our pantry, UMKC and Sodexo have partnered with Swipe Out Hunger. Swipe Out Hunger is the world’s leading non-profit organization in the fight against hunger on college campuses. Even during the pandemic, students are able to get hot meals provided by our amazing staff at UMKC Dining Hall because of you, their fellow students. This year our Swipe Out Hunger program is back and better than ever! Scroll down to see how you can donate and swipe out hunger here at UMKC.

What is the key component of the program? 

All meal plans are able to donate meals and donations must be done online via the GET app.

How can I help? 

Anyone with a meal plan is welcome to donate through their phones by downloading the GET app or by using this link: https://get.cbord.com/umkc.  You can donate up to 10 meals per semester.

Who is eligible to donate meals?  

Any students, faculty, or staff with an active meal plan.

When can I donate meals and how many? 

Anyone with a meal plan is welcome to donate through their phones by downloading the GET app or by using this link: https://get.cbord.com/umkc.  You can donate up to 10 meals per semester.

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., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Sundays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 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.