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Bucky's Food Pantry

East Tennessee State University

Donate Food


3/21/2018  - We have need of the following items: spaghetti sauce, juice, granola bars, dried beans, canned meats, crackers, oil, fruit and bottled water.  Items can be donated at the Pantry or placed in the blue bins around campus. 


Snack Foods

  • Granola/breakfast bars
  • Raisins/cranberries
  • Popcorn
  • Pudding cups/Jell-O cups
  • Chips
  • Crackers (plain, PB, & Cheese)
  • Fruit in single serve cups
  • Juice box


  • Juice
  • Coffee
  • Tea - instant
  • Water
  • Kool-Aid mix
  • Powdered/dry milk
  • Broth/stock (chicken/beef/vegetable)

Starches / Breakfast Foods

  • Rice
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Potato, noodle, rice or pasta dry mix
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal/grits (instant)
  • Pancake  mix

Ingredients / Condiments

  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Oil/shortening
  • Creamer - dry
  • Jelly
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta sauce
  • Seasoning packs for tacos and spaghetti
  • Spices/salt/pepper

Canned Foods

  • Canned meats/fish
  • Beans - canned & dry (lentils/kidney/chickpeas/black)
  • Pork and beans
  • Canned tomatoes/sauce
  • Potatoes, corn, green beans, peas
  • Soups
  • Ravioli/Spaghettio’s
  • Chili/stew
  • Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
  • Baby food

Misc. / Personal Hygiene

  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Bar soap/body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Shave cream/razors
  • Diapers/wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Ziploc bags (regular not freezer) in quart or sandwich size
  • Pots and pans
  • Aluminum pans
  • Can openers - manual


Items NOT needed at this time:

  • Canned corn

  • Canned Green Beans

  • Canned Soup

  • Canned Beans of any kind


Food can be dropped off at the following locations: 

drop off locations

Donate your non-perishable items, please!  Look for the BLUE Collection Boxes with the Bucky's Logo. 

Collection boxes are located at:  

 (** If you would like to host a Bucky's Food Box please let us know.) 

Throughout the year the university will have food drives when you can donate food in lieu of admission fees to campus events, so start saving your cans now.

Just keep in mind, here's a list of what we CANNOT accept:

    • home canned, vacuum-packed or pickled food
    • foods in soiled containers
    • perishable foods past a "use-by" date
    • foods in sharply dented or rusty cans
    • foods in opened or torn containers exposing the food to potential contamination
    • unpasteurized milk
    • foods with an "off" odor
    • foods prepared, cooked, cooled, or reheated at home
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