UMKC opens food pantry to help students, staff in need

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City opened a new food pantry Tuesday.

UMKC created "Kangaroo Pantry" to help students and staff who were struggling financially.

The food pantry is located at 48th and Troost and run by the office of student involvement. It will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

According to those who work at the food pantry, people will walk out with up to 30 pounds of food at least two times per month.

The school said they want "no roo to go without."

According to a UMKC survey, 46 percent of participants said they'd use the Kangaroo Pantry.

The project is expected to be extremely beneficial for the three students who reported they were homeless in the fall.

According to the school, all current faculty, staff and students are welcome.