Academic Insights
Academic Insights

Supporting 'Runners from the classroom to the kitchen

October 1, 2021
Academic Strategic Communications
The Whataburger Resource Room (formerly Roadrunner Pantry) has been an important wellbeing support program for UTSA students since it opened at the Main Campus in 2017 and at the Downtown Campus in 2020.

UTSA knows that in order to build bold futures, students need all types of support for their wellbeing and academic success – including resources that combat food insecurity. During the pandemic, the pantry opened its doors to anyone with a UTSA ID, providing critical assistance to our entire Roadrunner community.

Since 2017

  • 16,679 visits
  • 226,700 pounds of food distributed
  • 28,299 non-food items distributed (including toiletries and school supplies)
bag of food
pounds of food distributed in 2021 
(to date)
spoon, plate, fork
students served weekly
(since August 2021) 
Highest need items
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • shaving cream
  • tampons/pads
  • can openers
  • toothpaste
Food items:
  • fruit (canned or dry)
  • rice
  • soup
  • canned meats
  • cereal
  • jelly 

Visit the Whataburger Resource Room website to learn more about ways to donate.