Pirate Pantry

Mission

Our mission is to alleviate food insecurity among Park University students.

Location

Labor Hall/Intramural Field House next to the Breckon domes.

Visiting

The Pirate Pantry is self-serve. Enrolled students can use their Student ID Cards to access the pantry during the hours below.

Tuesday, 12 pm – 3 pm

Wednesday, 12 pm – 3pm

Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm

If you have questions about the pantry, please contact us at pantry@park.edu. If your Park ID card is not working or you need to get a Park ID card, contact Campus Safety in Thompson Commons or at 816-584-6444.

Which one best applies to you?

The pantry is free.   If you have questions or need more information about how to order and pick up, please contact us at pantry@park.edu.  We are here to help.

Volunteering is easy. 

  • Volunteer commitments include weekly, biweekly, or on a monthly basis.
  • Contact pantry@park.edu to learn about opportunities.

 

Online Donation

Please contact pantry@park.edu to set up a time to drop off donations.

If you would like to organize a food drive at your place of business to support the Pirate Pantry, please contact pantry@park.edu for assistance.

Here are the list of items recommended for donation.

• Small cans of soup (8 oz – chicken noodle, vegetable, beef, etc.)
• Heat and eat single serve meals (low salt)
• Spaghetti and sauce (NO GLASS JARS)
• Canned tuna or chicken (both cans and snack packs with crackers included)
• Canned or cup-sized servings of fruit (low sugar-such as applesauce)
• Mac and cheese (single serving heat and eat are preferable)
• Heat-and-eat rice
• Cups of hummus with crackers (shelf-stable, non-refrigerated)
• Single serving vegetables (not canned vegetables)
• Low sugar granola bars
• Low sugar cereals (Cheerios, for example, 12 or 14 oz. – not family size)
• Shelf-stable milk (single serve, non-refrigerated, such as Horizon)
• Peanut butter, jelly (small sizes – NO GLASS JARS)
• Oatmeal in single serve packs

About Us

If you need more information, contact pantry@park.edu 

Dr. Jayme Uden
Dean of Students
jayme.uden@park.edu
816-584-6595

Michelle Forrest
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Michelle.forrest@park.edu
816-584-6357

Florenda Jarrard
Assistant Director, Academic Support Center
fjarrard@park.edu
816-584-6313

Amanda Bryant
Coordinator of Student Advocacy
amanda.bryant@park.edu
816-584-6376

Leslie Jensby
Assistant Professor of Social Work
leslie.jensby@park.edu
816-584-6241

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