Donations needed to fill the shelves
The University of Missouri–Kansas City celebrated the opening of the Kangaroo Pantry on Monday, March 30. Students, staff, faculty and community friends viewed the space, learned about the donations already received and heard what is needed going forward. The Pantry is located at 4825 Troost Ave., Room 103, Kansas City, Mo. It will be open from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The pantry is being run by the UMKC Office of Student Involvement (OSI). By surveying students, OSI learned a couple of UMKC students were homeless last year, some live in families with little or no income while other students sometimes struggle financially. Establishing the Kangaroo Pantry is a way to help.
The Kangaroo Pantry is open to UMKC students, faculty and staff, and it accepts non-perishable food items or cash donations. The most critical needs are proteins (peanut butter), dry goods, breakfast items and canned meats. Yellow donation bins can be found in the UMKC Student Union and in other spots around the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses.
Information about donations and services can be found online at Kangaroo Pantry.