Pirate Pantry

Park Pantry proudly serves the students of Park University by providing food to those in need.  Food items include non-perishable grains, proteins, soups, vegetables and fruits.


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


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


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


Mondays 1–5 pm (toiletries available as well)
Tuesdays 1–5 pm
Fridays 9 am–12 pm
Saturdays 1–5 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

Michelle Forrest
Executive Assistant to the Provost

Florenda Jarrard
Assistant Director, Academic Support Center

Amanda Bryant
Coordinator of Student Advocacy

Leslie Jensby
Assistant Professor of Social Work


Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.