To provide food resources and education to members of the University of Missouri family and University of Missouri Health Care workers in need while exemplifying the University’s four core values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.

Mission Statement

Tiger Pantry strives to ASSIST, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER those facing food insecurity within the University of Missouri community. We advocate to change the perception of hunger on campus and to offer resources to students, faculty, and staff so that they may focus on the experiences uniquely available at Mizzou.


Emergency Food Pack
Alex Dalecky, a Health Sciences major from Kansas City, MO, packages food items while volunteering at Tiger Pantry Sept. 30, 2020. Sam O’Keefe/University of Missouri

Tiger Pantry was founded on November 14, 2012 and based off of the Full Circle Pantry at the University of Arkansas. A member of the MSA Executive Cabinet, Nick Droege, worked with faculty and students to establish a similar pantry for the Mizzou community.

Tiger Pantry serves as an auxiliary of the Central and Northeast Missouri Food Bank, providing assistance to anyone affiliated with the university, including students, faculty, and staff. The pantry not only provides food for its clients, but also works to educate the campus on issues of food insecurity and the intersectionality of hunger.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Any person having inquiries concerning the University of Missouri’s compliance with implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact one of the following:

Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action Officer
University of Missouri
1095 Virginia Avenue, Room 101
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-4256

Director of MU Equity/Title IX Coordinator
University of Missouri, Memorial Union S303
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-9069

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education