Frequently Asked Questions
Who do you serve?
The campus food pantry serves all Tennessee Tech students and employees, including
those working through third party entities. At this time we do not serve anyone outside
of our campus community.
Do I have to fill out an application to receive food?
Yes. There is an online application that is simple to fill out, and it lets our volunteers know you will be coming to pick up food. If you are unable to fill out the application online, you may fill out a paper version at the Food Pantry.
If you fill out the application at the pantry, you can pick your food up at the same
time, but it is much faster to fill it out online.
When is the food pantry open?
The TN Tech Food Pantry is open Monday - Thursday from 8:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. If a client is unable to pick up food during the regularly scheduled times, we will work to make accommodations.
He often may I receive food?
Clients of the pantry may pick up food once a week.
May I send someone to pick up my food?
Yes. When you fill out the online application, in the "comments" section tell us who you will be sending to pick up your food.
How much food will I get?
20 Items each visit.
Do I get to pick out the food I receive?
Yes. You will have the opportunity to pick out the food you wish to receive. Our pantry's volunteers will guide you through this process once you arrive to pick up food. You can get 3 different items from the fridge and 3 different items from the deep freezer. We ask that you do not take duplicate items from the fridge or deep freezer.
Do you have food for infants and toddlers?
Yes, when available. We try to keep the pantry stocked with food for all ages.
Who runs your campus pantry?
The campus pantry is overseen by the staff of the Service Learning and Community Engagement Center. They work closely with the student volunteers that manage the basic functions.
If I use the pantry, will my information be kept confidential?
Yes. All staff and volunteers that work with the pantry are required to sign a confidentiality agreement stating they will maintain complete the privacy of client information or they will be subject to disciplinary action.
Do you accommodate food allergies or restrictions?
Yes. If you have a food allergy or restriction, we will accommodate this to the best of our ability.
Do you give away non-food items?
Yes, when available. We do receive donations of basic toiletry and household items. We hand these out when possible.