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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:

  • Non-perishable
  • Non-expired

Not accepting:

  • Perishable items
  • Glass items
  • Homemade items
  • Swollen, leaking, rusty cans
  • Unlabeled cans
  • Opened, used items

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 and we will provide one for you.


Q: Can I donate money?

A: Monetary donations can be made at 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 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 and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to arrange for a food pickup.