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Pellissippi Pantry

The Pellissippi Pantry provides access to healthy foods for members of the Pellissippi State Family who may be experiencing food insecurity. Since opening in May 2016, the Pantry serves an average of 130 participants a month (plus their household members) across all five campuses.

Participants may fill out a Pellissippi Pantry application.  To help maintain confidentiality, Pellissippi Pantry staff and volunteers fill orders by ID number rather than by name.

Orders may be picked up every other week and participants can indicate which campus is most convenient for them.

Each order is a 3 day supply of food for each household member. The order includes prepackage food and fresh organically grown produce from the Hardin Valley Campus Garden. Healthy recipes and information about community resources are often included with orders.


Support the Pellissippi Pantry

Volunteer: The Pellissippi Pantry relies on volunteers to stock shelves, collect campus donations and pack orders for pantry participants. Those interested in serving at the Pellissippi Pantry may email the pantry at to learn more about service opportunities.

Donate products: We accept donations year round (Food, hygiene products, baby items, pet food, etc.) View items needed and the location of collection bins.

Donate financially: Financial contributions can be made to the Pellissippi State Foundation.

Support our neighborhood Food City: To supplement our donations, we purchase our food from Food City at 11501 Hardin Valley Road. They also have pre-packaged bags available for their customers to purchase for donation to the Pantry.

Contact Us

Drema Bowers
Director of Student Care and Advocacy
Lamar Alexander Building
Room 202A

Sandra F. Davis
Student Care and Advocacy Assistant
Lamar Alexander Building
Room 202

Brad Moats
Sustainable Campus & Recycling Coordinator
J.L. Goins Building
Room 141

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