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End of Semester Update (10/19/2020)

Our last pantry shift for the Fall Semester will be on November 17, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. During our closure, we will be able to make private appointments and refer you to our partnering food pantries for food assistance. If you have any questions about our closure, or would like to make an appointment to receive food, or to donate food and hygiene items, please contact us.

We will be reopening for the Spring Semester on January 26, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. 

Covid-19 Update

Please visit our Covid-19 Operations Page for information about what to expect during your visit to Smokey’s Pantry.


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.