TTU Outreach Programs

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TTU Backpack Project:

 Peanut butter, snack cakes, slim jims or beef jerky, crackers, cookies, individual boxes of cereal, juice boxes, fruits and veggies (that require no refrigeration), beanie weenies, microwavable soups (with pop top lids), chips, power/protein/granola/cereal bars, goldfish, fruit cups, applesauce cups, anything easily accessible for children

  • For more information or to learn how to donate to this program, 931-372-6120 or    

TTU Campus Food Pantry:

 Think college student food; but healthy as well. 

 Contact staff at for a full list of items to collect, needs change from week to week, but a basic list is below:

Canned soups, canned meats, canned fruits, pastas, sauces, meals like hamburger helpers, boxed cereal, peanut butter, honey, bagged sugar, flour, corn meal, powdered milk, bagged rice, beans, baking items, etc

 **We are now accepting laundry detergent and toiletries**  



Homeless Backpack Project:

Items Needed: combs, deodorant, toothpaste, notebooks, pens, toothbrushes, socks, soaps and other hygiene products, gloves and other winter wear during the cold season, chap stick, sunblock and other summer items for the hotter months, razors, shaving cream, lotions, ponchos, umbrella, fast food gift cards, etc.

    Backpacks to be distributed to homeless veterans in Cookeville and the homeless population in Nashville, TN through the Salvation Army.

    For more information: email us at 



910 N. Willow Ave. Cookeville, TN 38505


OPEN: Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm


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