Smokey’s Pantry is UT’s only on-campus food pantry that serves all students, faculty, staff, & Knoxville community members. The pantry opened in January 2016 and is open every Tuesday from 4-6pm where everyone is eligible to come and receive free groceries! From March 27-31, the pantry is hosting their spring food drive and is in need of items like bottled water, canned goods, can openers, non-perishable items, and hygiene products. Rachel Durham, Operations Director and Sigma Kappa, said “The special thing about Smokey’s Pantry is that students have the opportunity to donate items and we keep them locally on campus to give to other students, faculty, and staff.” During the week of the drive, please drop donations off at Smokey’s Pantry (824 Melrose Place – Tyson House) in between the hours of 1-5pm.
But wait…there’s more! Smokey’s Pantry is hosting a percentage night at Brenz Pizza on Tuesday, March 7 from 6-9pm. I have attached that graphic as well. Proceeds will go towards helping the pantry with fundraising, marketing, and maintenance fees.
Please feel free to contact Rachel Durham at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.