According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the food insecurity rate in Texas is above the national average and ten percent of clients are self-identified college students (3 million students) with food insecurity and need (Feeding America, 2014).
The Roadrunner Pantry is a direct response to the need among our student population for more resources to fight food insecurity. UTSA students may find themselves in financial distress because of unforeseen living and college expenses, and must sometimes choose between paying bills and providing nutritious food for themselves or their family.
We need your help!
The pantry operates solely on donations from the campus community. Donations go towards feeding students! In the month of February 2021, we were able to serve 537 guests, distributing 18,345 pounds of food. Your contribution will provide nutritious foods and supplies to help support students with their basic needs. As a partner of the San Antonio Food Bank, we are able to purchase food and non-food items. We also purchase food for students from other local groceries for items such as milk, bread, produce, and hygiene products.
During the pandemic, we have adjusted to a grab-and-go model for safety reasons, where students receive a week’s worth of food and non-food items every week during their visit. This change in the model has resulted in the need to purchase bags and bins to organize a variety of food items for students. We hope to return to a self-shopping model soon, and your donations will continue to make a huge impact on feeding student success!
Help The Roadrunner Pantry with a donation today.
The Roadrunner Pantry is open to all students in need with a valid UTSA ID. Food and non-food items are limited to 5 items per day. For more information and hours of operation of The Roadrunner Pantry, visit our website.
P: 210.458.EATS (3287)
Supervisor: Nikki Lee