Skyhawks Share and Captain’s Pantry

Food insecurity is a problem that impacts college students across the nation. In the recent campus climate survey, over 20 percent of UT Martin students reported a hardship in affording food. In effort to support our students in need, the Division of Student Affairs, SGA, Sodexo and Residence Life have partnered to provide two programs to combat food insecurity: Skyhawks Share and Captain’s Pantry.

Skyhawks Share

Skyhawks Share allows meal swipes to be placed on a student’s ID card that can be used in the Skyhawk Dining Hall. The program is a short term assistance program to help students have access to meals. If you need assistance from Skyhawks Share, please complete this short form: Skyhawks Share Request Form.


You should get an email response to your request within 24 hours. Meals added to your Skyhawk Card account can be used in the dining hall in the University Center during normal business hours. If you have questions about this program, please contact John Abel at

Captain’s Pantry

Captain’s Pantry is a food pantry that is open to all UTM students. Students can pick up food items, free of charge, at two locations: Ellington Hall Lobby and Cooper Hall Lobby. The pantries are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all students.


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Want to donate?

Skyhawks Share

Students and faculty/staff on a meal plan can only donate meals on designated donation days. Donations days will be promoted via email as they are scheduled.


Don’t have a meal plan?


You can donate funds to cover the costs of a meal for a student. Sodexo is offering meals for the Skyhawks Share program for only $5. You can purchase meals that will be added to the program using this link: Donate to Skyhawks Share.

Captain’s Pantry

Donations to Captain’s Pantry can be made at any time by dropping off food items at the front desk of Ellington Hall.


Captain’s Pantry Suggested Donation List

  1. Applesauce
  2. Canned Beans
  3. Canned Chicken
  4. Canned Fish (Tuna and Salmon)
  5. Canned Meat
  6. Canned Vegetables
  7. Cooking Oils (Olive and Canola)
  8. Crackers
  9. Dried Herbs and Spices
  10. Fruit (Canned or Dried)
  11. Granola Bars
  12. Instant Mashed Potatoes
  13. Meals in a Box
  14. Nuts
  15. Pasta
  16. Peanut Butter
  17. Rice
  18. Shelf-stable and Powdered Milk
  19. Soup, Stew and Chili
  20. Whole Grain Cereal