Food and shelter insecurity are common and can make focusing on education feel impossible. The good news is that there are many community options to help meet basic needs!
- Chattanooga State’s Tiger Cupboard offers students a range of food options, from a quick snack while on campus to a take-home box. The pantry is located in the Student Center, room 215. Open times are Monday-Thursday from 10-2 and on Fridays from 11-1.
- The TN Department of Human Services helps with application for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
- Chattanooga Community Kitchen provides hot meals and hygiene items on a daily basis.
- Chattanooga Rescue Mission and Family Promise provide food and temporary shelter, as well as other programming for families.
- United Way of Chattanooga assists with food and crisis issues.
- Chattanooga Room at the Inn houses women and children.
- The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition advocates for local homeless citizens.
- The Chattanooga Housing Authority can assist with finding affordable housing.
- The Helping Hands Fund can be accessed through the Student Support Center.
- Marion County Community Ministries can help with food and utility bills.