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Donate Food

The UTSA Student Union Food Pantry Initiative supports students to reach their full academic and personal potential, by providing access to healthy and nutritious foods. 

The Roadrunner Pantry relies on the support of our campus community for food and toiletries. Items can be dropped off at the Roadrunner Pantry Donation Station located in UTSA Student Union North (across from the Bookstore). Please keep non-perishable food items separate from non-food items.

The Roadrunner Pantry welcomes all non-perishable, non-expired donations: Amazon Shopping List

Most Wanted Food Items

Vegetables (canned or dry - low sodium or no salt added)

  • canned vegetables
  • vegetable soup
  • vegetable juice
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned tomato products
  • mashed potatoes (boxed)
  • *baby food-vegetables

Fruits (canned or dry - no sugar or salt added)

  • canned fruit
  • raisins
  • applesauce
  • dried fruits
  • fruit leather (100% fruit)
  • canned & boxed 100% juice
  • *baby food-fruit

We also welcome baby food, pet food, can openers, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, diapers, tooth paste, shampoo, and soaps.

Protein: Meat, Poultry,Beans & Nuts (low sodium)

  • canned tuna
  • canned chicken
  • canned salmon
  • nuts & seeds
  • bean soups
  • baked (canned) or dried beans
  • canned beans

Oils & Condiments

  • olive or canola oil
  • salad dressing
  • honey
  • mustard
  • herbs & spices

Grains: Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta (whole grains; low sugar; high fiber)

  • oatmeal
  • cold cereals
  • bran cereal
  • hot cereal mixes
  • pancake mix
  • granola bars
  • crackers
  • dry pasta/noodle & pasta mixes
  • rice & rice mixes
  • quinoa
  • muffin mixes
  • popcorn (microwave)
  • taco shells (packaged)
  • whole grain bread
Swipe Out Hunger

Donate Swipes

In partnership with UTSA Dining, powered by Aramark Higher Education, the Roadrunner Pantry we will begin the campaign to Swipe Out Hunger. The Swipe Drive enables students with extra meal swipes or dining dollars to donate up to 2 meals to their peers, per academic year. UTSA Dining will generously match all swipes during The Swipe Drive. Drives are scheduled for February 2021 and will benefit the Meal Share Program.

Donate Money

The Roadrunner Pantry accepts monetary donations to ensure food is always available. Our partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank helps us use these funds to purchase food for stocking the pantry for students in need.

Make a Gift

Make a gift through UTSA Payroll Deduction by downloading the form and denote Food Pantry.

Grad Gown Giving Project

Consider donating your UTSA graduation gown to the Grad Gown Giving Project. We accept the UTSA navy blue undergraduate and graduate gowns.

For more information: https://sites.google.com/view/grad-gown-giving-project/home

Donations may be dropped off at the Whataburger Resource Room on the Main and DT campuses during operating hours. Or you can coordinate a drop-off time by email at RoadrunnerPantry@utsa.edu.

Food Drive

Sign up your event to include a food drive to benefit the Roadrunner Pantry! We will drop off the donation bins before your event and pick them up after it.

Any financial contributions with a check can be addressed to:
UTSA Roadrunner Pantry
One UTSA Circle
Attn: Student Union Pantry
San Antonio, TX 78249

Service Learning

The Roadrunner Pantry partners with many colleges and organizations to offer service learning and internship opportunities. Partnership opportunities have included the LEAD Academy and Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. Ongoing, the Honors X Pantry, a partnership with the Honors College renews every semester. Contact Nikki.Lee@utsa.edu to get connected to the cause.


If you are interested in getting more involved as a volunteer, complete the Volunteer Application on Rowdylink.


The Food Pantry is currently hiring student work-study positions. Click here for the job description. If you are interested, please submit an application at the UTSA Student Union website.

If you have questions about any of our programs, or you would like to discuss other resources that may be available on campus or in the San Antonio Community, please contact us at 210-458-EATS (3287) or roadrunnerpantry@utsa.edu.