Covid-19 Update (4/9/2020)

Due to the Covid-19 virus, we will not be open for our regular Tuesday pantry shifts for the foreseeable future.
We will only be open by private appointment for UT students, faculty, and staff for the rest of the Spring semester. This will help us limit contact and encourage social distancing between our staff and guests. To make an appointment, call/text us at (865)236-1235 or email us at the contact us tab.

If you make a private appointment, we will take a food order and pre-fill a bag with what you request. You will be the only guest in the pantry at that time and the food you request will be placed on a table 6+ feet away from our staff members/volunteers. After each guest, we sanitize surfaces that you could have touched to prevent the spread of germs.

Smokey’s Pantry opened in January 2016 as an effort to help address food insecurity among students, faculty, and staff. We are located at 824 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN, 37916 near the end of Lake Avenue.

We are open every Tuesday during the Fall and Spring Semesters from 4-6 p.m. You can find out if we are open this week on our Calendar!

Everyone is welcome at Smokey’s Pantry, and we take absolutely no qualifying information (such as financial information, identification, etc.) for you to receive food! Check out the FAQ’s about Smokey’s Pantry here to learn about what to expect when getting food.