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Bucky's Food Pantry

East Tennessee State University

Bucky's Foodpantry

bucky's  small logo****To the ETSU Community****

Because of the ongoing concerns with COVID-19, Bucky's Food Pantry
hours have changed for the Summer semester.

Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm

For those not able to make the above day/times, please call (423) 439-2825 to set a pickup time.

Students can also obtain a FREE lunch at One Acre Cafe', Monday - Friday 11 am - 1 pm. One Acre Cafe is located at 603 West Walnut Street - not far from campus!


PLEASE consider donating items to Bucky's so we will be able to meet the needs of our students and staff.   Our requests for food have doubled this year.  Please keep us in mind and donate to Bucky's. To see our immediate needs, click on our Donate Food page. ~Thank you for thinking about us. 

LOCATION - We have moved into the main Central Receiving warehouse by the Buc Ridge Apartment complex, on Treasure Lane. We are thrilled to be in this larger location and are also blessed to have a bus stop on the gold route! See map below:

 Location map

Over head projection

For other resources for food go to Bucky's web page and under services/referrals ( then scroll down to Financial/Food Assistance, you will find other resources for food.

For more info, contact Carolyn Bond at  or Kristi Smith at


Grand Opening of Bucky's Food Pantry, November 14, 2012




A Challenge to Other ETSU Departments

Hutchinson Hall Food Donation


The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) sponsored a food drive "challenge" for Bucky's Pantry. The challenge was between the different classes/professors to see which class could donate/collect the most food items for the pantry, and the winner gets breakfast (or lunch) for their class. "The timing for this was on the heels of Hunger Awareness Month and national Food Day, as we had been studying issues surrounding the topic in some of the classes."


"Anyway........the challenge is over, the winner has been proclaimed, and we have sent all the food – 250 items! – to the Pantry.  We would love for other departments to carry on the challenge and collect food all over campus for the Pantry. It could be huge!"


1)   The food pantry builds upon ETSU’s history of philanthropic culture and service on the campus by creating new collaborative learning opportunities for students in a variety of academic departments and disciplines.

2)  The food  pantry  provides  the opportunity to assess the prevalence of food insecurity in ETSU college students; to assess retention and health indicators in ETSU college students; and to study the relationships among food insecurity, retention, and health in ETSU college students.

3)   The food pantry educates the ETSU community about resources available to them on and off campus; helps them gain entry into any government assistance programs [desired and or needed] by providing guidance; and sharpens budgeting skills.


One of Bucky's Steering Committee Members Recognized by the Office of Human Resources as a "Featured Employee". 




The mission of the food pantry is to diminish or end food insecurity for the  ETSU community in the most convenient, discreet and easily accessible means possible.


The goal of the food pantry is to aid those in need of food resources as well as raise awareness of food insecurity and hunger on ETSU campus. Ultimately, the food pantry can expand its resources to cover non-food items such as hygiene products and clothing, if donations are made available.

University School Project Benefits Bucky's Food Pantry.

A service project conducted by the University School benefited Bucky's Food Pantry in November of 2016.

Teachers, Amy Horton, Pam Cromie, Jill Fernandez, and Erica Preswood organized an inter-class scavenger hunt for items to donate to Bucky's and delivered box after box of food and baby products to the pantry.

We at Bucky's Food Pantry thank the University School and their students for their generous gift of their time and efforts to help those in need.


Broke and Ashamed - Many Won't Take Handouts 

Food Pantry offers help to students and staff

More College Students Battle Hunger as Education and Living Costs Rise.

There's a hunger problem on America's college campuses

Bucky's Food Pantry is on Facebook  - here's the link

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