Scrappy’s Cupboard was founded to address food insecurity for students at UTC.

Sigma Theta Tau collects donations for Scrappy’s Cupboard

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Now until Friday, Nov. 17
Where: Drop donations off at Metro Building 341
Details: UTC’s Zeta Alpha chapter of the international honor society of nursing is currently accepting donations for Scrappy’s Cupboard, UTC’s campus food pantry.The Cupboard accepts nonperishable food items and personal toiletry items needed by students who may not have the means to purchase them on their own.

“We feel that no student can be successful if they are hungry, so we want to help reduce that problem,” says Assistant Professor, DNP: Nursing Concentration Coordinator Joanie Jackson.





Freshman Senate’s 4th Annual Turkey Pass

When: 1-5 p.m. Nov. 13-15
Where: University Center Lobby
Details: Freshman Senate is collecting frozen turkeys between 12-15 pounds and other non-perishable food items to donate to the Chattanooga Food Bank. Drop off turkeys, pasta, canned goods and other nonperishable food items at their table in the UC. An award is up for grabs for the campus organization who donates the most.


Learn more about Freshman Senate’s Turkey pass with this video.



Crowds gather in the Fine Arts Center Lobby before UTC Percussion Ensemble’s Beat Hunger, fall 2014.

UTC Percussion Ensemble’s “Beat Hunger” Concert

When: 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20
Where: Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center
Admission: 2 non-perishable food items or a $2 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen
Information: Contact Monte Coulter at
Details: Kick off the Thanksgiving season and join the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Percussion Ensemble to “Beat Hunger,” a crowd-pleasing performance where proceeds go directly to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.


Student Alumni Council Presents 2017 Angel Tree

When: 11-2 p.m. Nov. 13-17
Where: University Center Lobby
Details: Kick off the holiday season with the 2017 Angel Tree presented by the Student Alumni Council (SAC). Students, faculty, organizations and staff are encouraged to stop by our table in the University Center to sponsor a child this year.

How to sponsor:

  • All gifts should be dropped off at the Alumni House located at 551 Oak Street (at the corner of Oak and Douglas Streets) by Thursday, Nov. 30.
  • When you pick a name, you are responsible to buy a gift(s) for that child. However, there is no limit to the number of names you can choose.
  • Each gift must be gift-wrapped with the child’s name and code on it. If there are multiple gifts for a child, all the gifts must be attached or placed together in a bag with the child’s name and code on each gift.
  • If you cannot sponsor a child this year, a monetary donation toward the Angel Tree in any amount, or a generic gift, would be greatly appreciated. Please drop off monetary donations to the Alumni House. Make checks payable to Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.

Angel Tree cards can also be picked up at the Alumni House during normal office hours through Nov. 20. For more information call (423) 425-4785.



Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call (423) 425-4363.

Sarah is a staff writer in UTC's Office of Communications and Marketing.

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