About Bear Pantry
Location and hours
University Hall - Basement floor
Hours of operation
- Monday | 10a.m. - 4p.m.
- Tuesday | 10a.m. - 4p.m.
- Wednesday | 10a.m. - 2p.m. and 4p.m.-6p.m.
- Thursday | 10a.m. - 4p.m.
- Friday | CLOSED
To provide the MSU community with access to well-rounded, nutritious resources and education to increase food security and healthy lifestyle choices.
We envision a campus community in which everyone has access to needed resources.
The Bear Pantry is a member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance, a professional organization consisting of campus-based programs focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger, and poverty among college and university students in the United States.
A 2018 national study conducted by the Wisconsin Hope Lab found that 36% of college students are experiencing hunger.
Press and media
Food Fight: Bear Pantry combats food insecurity on MSU's campus | MSU Standard, April 2019
Local food pantries continue to serve college students | MSU Standard, April 2019
Step up and volunteer | Missouri State Journal, April 2019
MSU just opened a food pantry for students, professors, and staff | KOLR 10, April 2019
Missouri State University's Bear Pantry works to combat local hunger | KOLR 10, April 2019
MSU Bear Pantry celebrates on-year anniversary | Ozarks First, February 2020
Missouri State Bear Pantry now offering fresh produce to food insecure students | Ozarks First, November 2020
Bear Pantry helps Missouri State University community | Ozarks First, August 2022