Tiger Pantry

The Tiger Pantry is open to currently enrolled University of Memphis students. The pantry carries food items (perishable and non-perishable), basic toiletries, and basic household items.

Tiger Pantry Update - COVID-19

Beginning Monday, March 16th, Tiger Pantry will move from a choice-pantry model to a bag pickup model. We are putting together bags and boxes of food and will have them available for pickup at different times throughout the week.

What kind of food is in each bag?

Bag contents will vary each week and depend on what we have received as donations during that week. Typical bags include rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned beans and vegetables, cereal, canned protein (chicken or tuna), snacks such as chips and snack cakes, and other staple pantry items.

If you have dietary restrictions due to allergies, other medical conditions, or religious observation, please let our staff know! We will be happy to create a bag for you without items you cannot eat. Currently, most bags are vegetarian and can be made nut-free by omitting peanut butter.

How do I get a bag?

As of Monday, June 22nd, registration is no longer necessary to use Tiger Pantry.

To receive a bag of food, please stop by University Center room 359 during one of these times:

  • Monday, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All pickups will take place in University Center room 359. There will only be ONE ­ student allowed in UC 359 at a time. Please come prepared to fill out our Tiger Pantry check-in survey on a smartphone or other device which is located just outside the office door prior to entering. Masks are required to enter, please use hand sanitizer (provided in our office) prior to making the pick-up and always respect social distancing guidelines by maintaining AT LEAST 6 feet of space between all students.

If none of the listed times work for you, please contact pantry staff at tigersfighthunger@memphis.edu or (901) 678-2187 to schedule an alternate time.

If you have additional questions about the University's response to COVID-19, please see the Frequently Asked Questions website.


Tiger Pantry also serves the Lambuth campus! For more information, please see the Lambuth Tiger Pantry website

Contact Us

If you have questions about Tiger Pantry, please call the Office of the Dean of Students at (901) 678-2187 or email tigersfighthunger@memphis.edu