About Bear Pantry


Our Mission

To serve members of the Missouri State University Community who face food insecurity.

Our Vision

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.  


Bear Pantry in the Press

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