Roo Pantry Updates 12/20/21

We are now a year old!   We opened on November 11, 2020 and so far we have distributed for the months of August-September:

Food Given to HSD Satellite Pantry from Main Stock  
Month Pounds
August 1254.2
September 1445.9
October 1569.5

We believe the amount will go up for November and December.   We serve all UMKC health science students on the UMKC Health Science campus and that is over 2000 students.  We are also serving UMKC Hospital Hill Apartments which is an additional 160 students.

In March of 2021, we added a refrigerator and in October a freezer was donated by Dr. Paula Monaghan-Nichols so we can now stock frozen, healthy foods.  As a result of increased use, we have doubled our order of milk, almond milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, and frozen beef, turkey and pizzas for the freezer.   The Health Science District Community Garden on 22nd and Gilham also distributed nearly 400 pounds of fresh kale, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, peppers and sweet potatoes through the months of May-November.   We also purchase and stock feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes, masks, shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

We function entirely on volunteers to pick up food and stock items so that our budget goes entirely to serving student food security.