UPDATED TIGER PANTRY STATEMENT ON COVID-19
Dear Mizzou Family and MU Health Care,
Through these times we know that food pantries are even more critical than ever. We have done everything we can in the past week to make sure that we are able to operate the best way possible. We want you to know that Tiger Pantry will remain open.
As of Wednesday, March 25th Boone County and the City of Columbia have issued a “stay at home” order. However, Tiger Pantry is allowed to continue to operate, and you are all still able to use our services as the order allows for travel to and from food pantries.
Beginning April 1, until further notice, Tiger Pantry will be changing operations. This will entail you all to experience curbside pick up or our delivery service. We will guarantee that any orders filled out before 11:00 am on Wednesdays will be filled that day and expected to be delivered or picked up that day. We will check the forms as best we can after 11:00 am but cannot guarantee that they will be filled.
Offered Wednesday 4:30-6 pm.
- We implemented the beginnings of this in the past weeks but moving forward, users will have to fill out our online order form monthly for non-perishables and weekly for produce.
- We will be updating our form Wednesdays at noon to offer the produce that we have received each week.
- We ask that you be as detailed as possible with your dietary preferences and clearly indicate whether you have a microwave, oven, or can opener so we can prepare the order for you properly.
The form can be found here
This service will be available for anyone who fits one (1) of the below requirements:
- High-risk Status
(Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:)
- People aged 65 years and older
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- Other high-risk conditions could include:
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
- People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk
- People who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness, however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk
- If you live in an apartment complex that would normally be providing shuttle service to and from campus and do not have access to transportation now because of that.
If you fit the eligibility for delivery service, please fill out this form so we can have your address and will know where to deliver to. Delivery will take place on Wednesdays from 1:30pm-4:00pm. (Link for delivery can be found here).
*We will only be delivering to those who live in Columbia City limits*
New Household Form
Anyone who is a first time user of Tiger Pantry will have to fill out this form, on top of filling out a delivery or curbside pickup form, that can be found here.
MU Health Care employees who are in extra need of food have access to food and household items for themselves and their families through Tiger Pantry. This new collaboration was brought together by the MU Health Care African Heritage Employee Resource Group. For more information on MUHC employee access and eligibility to Tiger Pantry, visit MUHealth.org/COVID-19.
In everything we do, we’re guided by our values and our Purpose: to Feed Hungry Tigers in Need. We strive to make decisions that balance the safety of our volunteers with our commitments to our users and Mizzou Community. And above all else, we’ll be there for our Mizzou family when they need us most.
Fight Tiger, Fight Hunger,
Tiger Pantry Executive Board