Emergency Food Resources

While we do not have a University food pantry, we have resources on campus and in the community to assist students who experience food insecurity:

  • Clio’s Closet
    • This confidential on-campus resource provides non-perishable food items, toiletries, clothing and even baby necessities and is open to all students in need.
    • Mitchell Hall 130
    • Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Mid-South Food Bank
  • MIFA Emergency
    • Assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessities.
    • 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN 38126
    • 901-527-0208
    • www.mifa.org/programs
  • St. Anne’s Catholic Church
    • Provides food pantry and clothes closet to those in need, walk-in residents of 38111, 38112, or 38114
    • 706 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111
    • 901-323-3817
    • Saturday 9:00-11:00
    • Documents to Bring: Photo ID, proof of residence
  • Holy Trinity Community Church UCC
    • Small food shelf for families in need.
    • 685 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111
    • 901-320-9376
    • Hours vary
  • Landmark Food Pantry / Thrift Store
    • Provides food pantry and thrift store and must live in 38111 or 38114, although other zip codes will not be turned away.
    • 2489 Carnes Ave, Memphis, TN 38114
    • 901-620-9558
    • Food Pantry Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Thrift Store Saturday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    • Documents to Bring: Valid ID; Proof of government assistance (if applicable)
  • Serving in Christ Outreach Ministry
    • Provides food pantry and clothes closet to those in need in Shelby County.
    • 2546 Deadrick St Memphis, TN 38114
    • 901-290-2110
    • Monday –Friday 9:00-4:00
    • Documents to Bring: Photo ID, proof of public assistance, proof of income
  • Riverside Missionary Baptist Church Community Services
    • Provides a food pantry and clothes closet for residents of 38109 with MIFA vouchers once a month
    • 3560 S Third St, Memphis, TN 38109
    • 901-789-4570
    • Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-12:00
    • Documents to Bring: Photo ID, proof of residence, proof of income, or proof of public assistance. Must have MIFA voucher.
  • Pilgrim’s Rest
    • Provides a food pantry with MIFA voucher for residents of 38106
    • 491 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106
    • 901-775-0040
    • Wednesday 9:00-11:00
    • Documents to Bring: MIFA voucher
  • New Allen AME Church
    • Provides food pantry for those in need with MIFA voucher
    • 1559 S Third St, Memphis, TN 38106
    • 901-775-0925
    • Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-1:30
    • Documents to Bring: MIFA referral and voucher
  • New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church
    • Provides a food pantry for Shelby County residents and must have a MIFA voucher
    • 1423 Norris Ave, Memphis, TN 38106
    • 901-652-3012
    • Tuesday 11:00-1:00
    • Documents to Bring: Photo ID, proof of income or public assistance, and MIFA voucher
  • St. Andrew’s AME Church
    • Walk in to apply for food pantry for residents of 38106 and 38126
    • 1369 Mississippi Blvd Memphis, TN 38106
    • 901-948-3441
    • Wednesday 5:00-7:00
    • Documents to Bring: Photo ID, social security numbers for all in household, and proof of residence.
  • St. Jude Missionary Baptist Church
    • Provides food pantry and clothes closet, plus monthly hot meal for anyone in need in the 38106 area, pantry visits are limited to once per month
    • 835 E Trigg Ave Memphis, TN 38106
    • 901- 948-1489
    • Food pantry is 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 4:30-5:30 Monthly hot meal is 4th Friday of the month from 4:30-5:30.
    • Documents to Bring: Proof of public assistance, proof of income no more than 150% of federal poverty level (varies based on household size), proof of residence.
  • The Generous House
    • Food pantry and clothing closet where all items are free or sold at reduced prices to those who qualify for assistance, food pantry is limited to twice a month
    • 1790 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016
    • 901-737-9006
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30, guests may sign in between 10a.m–12p.m.