Roadrunner Tuesday 2022

$36,717
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183% of $20,000 goal
196
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This campaign ended on November 30, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Metropolitan State University of Denver by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorJanine Davidson matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorHoward and Julie Wolf-Rodda matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMarty and Howard Corren matched $5,000
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About

Roadrunner Tuesday is a special time of year when Roadrunners come together to fight food insecurity at MSU Denver. This year, you can ensure no Roadrunner goes hungry when you make a gift to the Roadrunner Food Pantry during our annual fundraising event. 

The food pantry has seen a record number of visits this semester, with nearly 325 students using the food pantry every week - an increase from an average of 175 students visiting the food pantry in previous semesters. To continue meeting the overwhelming demand for food assistance and ensure no Roadrunner goes hungry, we need your support!

Hunger is a reality faced by many students in our Roadrunner community. Whether our students skip a meal because they are low on funds or don't consume enough quality food, without access to nutritious meals, it can be difficult to focus on learning – especially when you don’t know where your next meal will come from.

Rowdy's Corner
According to a March 2021 survey, 35% of MSU Denver students experience food insecurity, 39% cannot afford to eat balanced meals and 39% worry about running out of food before they can afford to buy more. With student visits increasing every semester, the Roadrunner Food Pantry reached its capacity in its original location. On Roadrunner Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, the food pantry will move to a space 10 times larger and rename itself Rowdy's Corner. The support of donors like you makes it possible for the food pantry to provide the support our students need during difficult times. 

Rowdy’s Corner is more than a food pantry and will provide students free weekly access to a range of food options, hygiene products and school supplies in a shopping-like experience. This marketplace, designed by students, will also provide students with charging stations, social dining space and access to microwaves, utensils and other amenities. At Rowdy’s Corner, students can get connected to public benefits support, community resources, Student Care Center Case Management services and attend nutrition and food preparation workshops. Through intentional community and campus partnerships, Rowdy’s Corner seeks to eliminate food insecurity for all MSU Denver students and help build resilient local food systems.

Your Support 
On Nov. 29, you can change the lives of MSU Denver students facing food insecurity by making your gift to the Roadrunner Food Pantry. No student should worry about where they will find their next meal. With your support, we can provide food assistance to those who need it most. 

Any gift, no matter the size, will impact the life of a Roadrunner during their time of need. 

Social Media Toolkit 
Want to make an even bigger impact? Download our Social Media Toolkit with sample posts and Roadrunner Tuesday graphics to share with your followers. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterand Instagram for other giveaway opportunities.

Already made a gift? Thanks for your support! Encourage others to make a gift by posting about Roadrunner Tuesday on your social media accounts. 

Your Impact
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Thank you Roadrunner family!

Wow! This year's Roadrunner Tuesday was AMAZING because of Roadrunners like YOU! Because of donors like you, over 500 MSU Denver students will have access to food resources for an entire year. 

Together, we are ensuring no Roadrunner goes hungry!

9 days ago by Lynne Winter
We've reached our goal, but we're not stopping now!

WOW! We are humbled by the generous Roadrunner spirit our MSU Denver community has show today. So far, more than 100 donors have helped raise almost $25,000 to feed Roadrunners - the impact will be felt by students in the months and years to come. 

Thank you for supporting MSU Denver students facing food insecurity - we couldn't do it without you!

10 days ago by Lynne Winter
Today is Roadrunner Tuesday!

Roadrunner Tuesday is already off to a great start, thanks to generous donors who are loyal allies in our fight against food insecurity at MSU Denver! 

With your support, we can ensure no Roadrunner goes hungry!

10 days ago by Lynne Winter

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