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FAQs

Check here for answers to frequently asked questions:

Q: Do I qualify to use Tiger Pantry?

A: Tiger Pantry serves all MU students, staff, and faculty. If you fit one of these categories, you can use Tiger Pantry. Tiger Pantry prides itself on a “no-questions-asked” policy. If a member of the MU Community feels Tiger Pantry’s serves are needed, we do not want them to hesitate to come down to the pantry.

Q: Where is Tiger Pantry located and when is it open?

A: We are located at 1400 Rock Quarry Road in room number 8 on the east side of the warehouse. We are open in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During intersession and summer semesters, we are open on Wednesdays 4:30- 6:30 p.m. For more information visit our Contact Us page.

Q: How do I use Tiger Pantry’s services?

A: Becoming a client at Tiger Pantry is a simple, two-step process. First, fill out a First Time User Information Form. You can fill this form out on any computer or at Tiger Pantry. The second is getting your client card. After filling out your First Time User Form, you will receive your client card and ID number during your first visit to the pantry. If you are unable to make it down to the pantry please e-mail us at tigerpantry@missouri.edu, and we will make other arrangements.

Q: How can I volunteer for Tiger Pantry?

A: Tiger Pantry full-time volunteers are selected on a semester basis. Applications open at the end of each semester, so if you are interested, make sure to check back at the end of the current semester. Click here learn about more ways to get involved with Tiger Pantry.

Q: What do I need to bring when I come to Tiger Pantry?

A: If you are coming for the first time, please bring your student, staff, or faculty ID as well as your university ID number. If you are a repeat visitor, please bring your Tiger Pantry Client Card. If you have lost your Client Card, we will replace it with a new one.

Q: How often can I request food from Tiger Pantry?

A: Tiger Pantry clients are able to request food once a month. The requests do not have to be a month apart. For example, you may request food on March 31st and then again on April 1st.

Q: Can I request food for more than one person?

A. Tiger Pantry is here to serve you and your family. When making a food request, you will be able to declare the number of individuals you are supporting. Please note: We kindly request only one member of each household applies to become a Tiger Pantry client.

Q: Is produce refrigerated? 

A: Yes, we received a generous donation of a refrigerator where we keep all of our produce.

Q: Isn’t it easy to abuse the system? 

A: Yes, but we operate on the honor system and give to any who need it.

Q: Are money donations tax deductible?

A: Yes, they are and can be taken in small or large amounts from your monthly check if you choose.

Q: How do food-drives work?

A: Visit our Host A Food Drive page, then contact our Fundraising Coordinators or us directly to get everything set up. We will supply the bins and then pick them up when you contact us.

Q: How does the donation process work?

A: You can drop off the donation at the pantry during operational hours, drop them off at the Center for Student Involvement or email Tiger Pantry for more convenience.

Q: Are there nutritional resources?

A: Yes, we have have many resources, recipes, and dietary information presented in the reception room of the pantry for our clients. There are also nutritional recipes available to make deals out of the food we have.

Q: Can anyone volunteer?

A: The service is completely student ran on a application basis every semester. Every student volunteer has to be food and safety trained.

Q: Where can I ask additional questions?

A: Contact us