Females sitting on the ground sorting vegetables.
vegetables in a truck
Males sorting vegetables

Pellissippi Pantry

Launched in May 2016 after two semesters of research and planning, The Pellissippi Pantry serves enrolled students and active employees with food access support designed to reduce food costs while living on a tight budget. Through partners The Hardin Valley Campus Garden, Second Harvest Food Bank of East TN, and Knoxville’s Center for Urban Agriculture, this Pantry provides a convenient way to eat healthily and economically while going to college. Whether for just a semester or for their entire educational journey at Pellissippi State Community College, Pellissippi Pantry participants can receive free supplemental packaged and fresh food every two weeks, enough to feed everyone in the household up to one meal a day for 14 days at a time.

To remain operational, this Pantry relies 100% on monetary donations and targeted food drives. You can donate to this project here: https://giving.pstcc.edu


How To Sign Up/How The Service Works

This is a service that participants access through an online ordering system that allows them to pick up their orders at the campus of their choice. Pellissippi State students (and employees) interested in receiving Pantry services can email ppantry@pstcc.edu to request an application. Once we receive a completed application, we email the applicant a food order form to fill out. An item the participant should fill out monthly, the food order form also allows participants to designate food preferences and personal care item needs. Participants will receive emails from the Pantry indicating when pick-up days/times are at the campus of their choice. As this college service strive to provide maximum confidentiality for all participants, Pantry staff fills orders by P# (i.d. number), rather than by name.