WHAT IS THE STORE?
THE STORE is a Career Closet and Food Pantry for Carson-Newman University students in need of professional attire and/or facing food insecurities. The Career Closet, located in Baker Building Room 312, provides students access to professional and business casual attire for interviews, internships, and career fairs. The Food Pantry, located in Baker Building Room 310, provides non-perishable food items and personal care products for students needing additional support while attending C-N. All food and clothing items provides are NO COST to all current C-N students.
HOW DOES THE STORE WORK?
During COVID-19 the Career Closet and Food Pantry will operate under separate hours and processes. The Career Closet is open on Tuesday and Thursday - appointments are encouraged to ensure safety and best practices. The Food Pantry is open through a weekly online ordering system, with an option for curbside pick-up or on-campus delivery. To learn more about the Closet hours of operation and how to schedule an appointment, visit the Career Closet webpage. To learn more about the Pantry and the online ordering process, visit the Food Pantry webpage.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Donate Food and Clothing - We could not sustain this resource without the generosity of donors at C-N, our alumni, and the Lakeway community. We will always need donations of non-perishable food items, personal care products, and professional attire. Those who wish to donate to THE STORE may drop items off to the Student Success Center, located on the 2nd floor of the library. from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Feel free to call ahead (865-471-3567) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to schedule a drive-by donation.
Donate time and talent - THE STORE relies on volunteer support from students, staff, and the community at large. Volunteers are needed in the Pantry and Closet to manage inventory, process donations and orders, maintain store space, and assist with customer needs.
Donate money - THE STORE shops periodically for necessary food and clothing items. Please consider making a financial contribution to support the needs of our students. Gifts can be made online; C-N faculty and staff may commit to THE STORE monthly giving program through the payroll deduction.**
**If you are interested in claiming your donations, then please request a form for tax purposes.
Download a brochure about THE STORE