* 10-01-14- IMMEDIATE NEED for the following items:  We are completely out of Toothbrushes and toothpaste / mouthwash, deodorant, shave cream /oil / shortening.

We are running low on Crackers / Spaghetti  pasta and sauce / jams or jellies / canned fruit / canned meats / canned potatoes / juices / Jell-O pudding / Diapers sizes 5 -6.  To see what other items we take - go to "About" and click on 'donate food' to see the list.


  • Mondays - 7:00 to 9:00 am and  11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays -7:00 to 8:00 AM,  9:00 AM to 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday - 7:00 to 9:00 am and 12:00 (noon) to 5:30 pm
  • Thursdays - 9:00 to 1:00 pm and 3:00 to 5:45 pm
  • Fridays - 7:00 to 9:00 am and 10:15 am to 7:00 pm

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) has 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.



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.



THE DRIVE - From October 13 through October 31 we will be collecting new, or gently used clean coats. We need volunteers to help with the drive (Click here for the volunteer form). 
GIVEAWAY - November 3rd (Mon), 4th (Tue), and 7th (Fri) from 10 AM to 3 PM and November 5th (Wed) and 6th (Thur) from 1 PM to 5 PM at the equipment room at the CPA. 
If you would like to request  a coat, you can either pick up a request form at these locations:
  • Lyle House - Rm 100
  • Sherrod Library - Rm 164
  • ETSU Counseling Center (Culp, Rm 345)
  • Public Health (Lamb Hall, Rm 104)

OR download a form: ( click here for a form).                                                     For more info, contact Helen Jones ( ) or Chuck Patton ( )

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.

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