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Thrive Food Pantry

Our mission is to provide access to food and resources that promote health and allow our university to thrive.

Our Vision

A community where everyone has access to enough nutritious food to sustain themselves.

Location and Hours

B015 Orr Major
Thursdays, 1-5 p.m.
Or by appointment. Email 

Get Involved

How to Donate

  • Send donations directly to us:
    Thrive Food Pantry
    Mailstop 4018
    2106 Olathe Blvd.
    Kansas City, KS 66160
  • Donate to our KU Endowment Fund.
  • Food donations can be dropped off at the Office of Student Life, 1006 Orr Major. Arrangements for larger donations should be made by emailing us directly.
  • Purchase items from our Amazon wish list! They will be shipped directly to the pantry.

Most Needed Items

  • Canned Vegetables (< 230 mg sodium)
  • Canned Fruit (light or no syrup)
  • Canned Meats (< 480 mg sodium), including Tuna and Chicken
  • Canned Soup with Vegetables (< 230 mg sodium)
  • Cereal (hot or cold)
  • Nuts, Seeds, Nut Butters
  • Pasta, Rice, Brown Rice, Lentils, Dry Beans
  • Gluten-Free Pasta, Crackers, Breads
  • Granola Bars
  • Reusable Grocery Bags

To ensure safety, we cannot at this time accept:

  • Perishable items
  • Homemade items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Open or used items
  • Rusty or unlabeled cans

Community Resources

The Wyandotte and Rosedale communities offer additional resources for food, bills, housing and transportation assistance. If seeking further assistance, please visit our inexhaustive list of community resources.

Contact Us

Thrive Food Pantry

Office of Student Life
1006 Orr Major
Mail Stop 4018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160