* 10-01-14- IMMEDIATE NEED for the following items:  We are completely out of toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, shave cream, razors, soap bars.  Immediate need of hamburger helper, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, instant rice, spaghetti, other pastas, canned fruit, cake mixes/icing, tea, coffee, crackers, granola bars, sugar, flour, cereal, laundry detergent, regular (not freezer) ziploc bags - quart or sandwich size.   

Our requests for food has doubled this year.  Please keep us in mind and donate.  See our Immediate Needs above.  Also, we are running low on popcorn, chips, granola bars / canned meats / canned potatoes / juices / Jell-O pudding /oil / shortening.   Diapers sizes all sizes.  To see what other items we take - go to "About" and click on 'donate food' to see the list. 

For those students on ETSU's meal plans/meal equivalency plans/Dining Dollars & ID Bucs - ARAMARK's Thanksgiving  Holiday Hours - see the attached flyer for the schedule for the various dining facilities in the Culp Center that will be open during this holiday. 

NEED A COAT FOR WINTER?  We have some coats remaining from our 2nd Annual Coat Giveaway - find out more by going to the right side of this web page under the picture of the coats.  

Holiday Hours for Bucky's -

  • Thanksgiving -we will be open from 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26th for emergency requests, and closed November  27th, and 28th. Please make your requests with these closing dates in mind.
  • Winter Break/Christmas
    • We will be closed December 24 through and including January 2nd.  
    • If you make a request during the time period of December 8th through and including December 19th, your request will be double the amount you normally receive to cover you over the holiday break.
    • If you are looking for a hot meal during this time period – you can go to the One Acre Café – work ONE hour during the hours of 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and receive a FREE meal.  (see flyer)

OPERATING HOURS FOR FALL 2014 (these hours are good thru December 5th):  

    • Mondays - 7:00 to 9:00 am and  9:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Tuesdays - 11:30 AM to 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday - 7:00 to 3:00 am and 3:30 to 5:00 pm
    • Thursdays - 3:00 to 5:45 pm
    • Fridays - 7:00 to 9:00 am and 10:15 am to 4:30 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 2nd Annual Winter Coat Giveaway was a great success.  We still have some men's and women's coats left and they will be over at Bucky's Food Pantry.  Contact Helen Jones - , Tom Hill - , or Chuck Patton - if you need a coat. 

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