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Fall Updates (8/30/2022)

We are reopening Tuesday, August 30, 4pm to 6pm. We are stocked with nonperishable goods, bread, produce, and more! All are welcome here.

If these hours or our location do not work for you, attached is information on other resources.

You can visit any of the other three FISH Hospitality Pantry locations with no ID’s, financial information, or other qualifying information required!

The Big Orange Pantry is open for current UTK students, faculty, and staff with an application required before you can visit for the first time.


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.