Q: Do I have to make an appointment or qualify to use the pantry?
A: All students with a valid ID can access the pantry during operating hours. Qualifications are not required as the pantry is accessible to all UTSA students in need.
Q: How often can I visit the pantry?
A: Every student is allowed (5) food items and (5) non-food items per operating day.
Q: Will I be asked to complete an application or survey?
A: You will be asked to take a short survey during your shopping visit for staff to assess services.
Q: What can I donate?
A: The Roadrunner Pantry welcomes all non-perishable, non-expired and unopened food items & hygiene products:
When dropping off your donations, please keep food and hygiene products separate. A donor who makes a donation in good faith may not be subject to liability. For more information on this see the The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.
Q: What donations are most needed at the pantry?
A: The Roadrunner Pantry especially welcomes food that encourages healthy and nutritious options: pasta sauce, cereal, peanut butter, canned chicken/tuna, pasta, soup, granola bars, full meals in a can/box, and vegetables. Click here for MOST WANTED items flyer.
Q: Where can I donate?
A: Food donations are accepted in marked bins at the UC Donation Station in UC North across from the Campus Bookstore during UC building hours. If you would like a donation box for your classroom, office or organization meeting/event, contact us at UCFoodPantry@utsa.edu and we will provide one for you.
Q: Can I donate money?
A: Monetary donations can be made at https://giving.utsa.edu/givenow. Donations may be tax deductible as allowable by law.
Q: Is it more helpful to donate money or food?
A: While the Roadrunner Pantry accepts both food and monetary donations, monetary donations enable us to purchase food at wholesale prices. For every $1 donated, we are able to provide 7 meals to students in need. Click https://giving.utsa.edu/givenow to make a donation today!
Q: What do I do if the Roadrunner Pantry is closed?
A:Students who are in immediate need of assistance or absolutely cannot visit the Pantry during open hours can visit the UC information Desk and request a food pantry emergency kit, or can email email@example.com and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to arrange for a food pickup.