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Supporting the Roadrunner Food Pantry

The Roadrunner Food Pantry is stocked entirely by donations from caring individuals and groups who are committed to helping MSU Denver students in need. The viability of the Roadrunner Food Pantry is directly linked to your generosity. On behalf of MSU Denver students, thank you for your support.

There are a variety of ways that individuals and groups can help support the Roadrunner Food Pantry. Some information is provided here, but please don't hesitate to call 303-615-0423 and speak with a Food Pantry Coordinator to discuss your interests. You can also e mail


The Roadrunner Food Pantry welcomes drop-off donations during regular hours. The Roadrunner Food Pantry is equipped to distribute non-perishable and non-expired food items and select personal care items to MSU Denver students. We do not have facilities to safely store perishable food items and therefore cannot accept perishable donations (including fresh dairy, produce, or meats). Likewise, the following items are not accepted as donations:

  • medicine,
  • vitamins/supplements,
  • medical devices/supplies,
  • clothing, toys,
  • furniture, or
  • other household goods.

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna Fish
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned / Dry Soup Mixes
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cereal (hot / cold)
  • Jelly/Jam
  • Rice
  • Canned Beans
  • Snack / Protein Bars
  • Grains
  • Pasta / Sauce
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes / Paste
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Feminine Products

Monthly Contributions

Food bank donation items

If you prefer to make a monetary donation please bring a check, made out to the MSU Denver Food Bank, to the Office of Student Engagement & Wellness in Tivoli 311. Donated gift cards to food retailers are also welcome. Gift card donations should also be brought to Student Engagement & Wellness. 


Although we don't have the space to accommodate on-site volunteers in the Roadrunner Food Pantry on a regular basis, from time to time we may have a need for volunteer support with food drives or special events. Please call us at 303.615.0423 if you'd like to be contacted when specific volunteer needs arise.

The Roadrunner Food Pantry is an agency of Food Bank of the Rockies. Through the Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) program, the Roadrunner Food Pantry can receive credit towards food for your time spent volunteering. Make sure to mention you are volunteering for the MSU Denver Food Bank/Roadrunner Food Pantry when you sign up for a volunteer shift with Food Bank of the Rockies so that we can earn credit for your time! Please click here for more information about volunteering with Food Bank of the Rockies.

Planning a Food Drive

Organizations, departments, and individuals can make significant contributions to the Roadrunner Food Pantry by organizing Food Drives. There's no single right way to run a Food Drive, but we have some tips to offer interested individuals.

Are you ready to get started with planning a Food Drive to benefit the Roadrunner Food Pantry? Please contact us to let us know so that we can help support your efforts. 

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Roadrunner Food Pantry Hours

Spring 2018

*The MSU Denver Food Bank has moved to Tivoli 262!*

Spring 2018

8:00 am - 10:30 am; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 2:00 pm; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 11:00 am; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Hours are subject to change. 

If you are a student in need of food assistance, please visit the Roadrunner Food Pantry during open hours to recieve assistance. Please note that Roadrunner Food Pantry hours are subject to change. If you have questions about open hours or services, contact the Dean of Students Office by visiting Tivoli 311 or by calling 303-615-0220.