Smiddy’s Cupboard

Smiddy’s Cupboard

Smiddy’s Cupboard provides non-perishable food items, toiletries, & school supplies to all UVa-Wise students in need — commuter & residential.

Smiddy’s Cupboard is open at UVa-Wise

Smiddy’s Cupboard, located in the Office of Housing & Residence Life in Cantrell Hall, was created by the Committee on Student Hunger & Homelessness (COSHH). The food pantry is open on Thursdays from 9 – 11 am and 3 – 5 pm. Smiddy’s Cupboard is furnished by the generous donations of the UVa-Wise community and the community-at-large.

Monetary donations are accepted, payable to the UVa-Wise Foundation, 1 College Avenue, Wise VA 24293. For more information, call 276-328-0129.

No frozen or perishable items. The majority of the UVa-Wise on-campus student population has only microwave access. See suggested donation items:

Food Items

  • Jelly/Jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned chicken, tuna, etc.
  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Crackers, popcorn, chips, etc.
  • Canned fruit
  • Pudding/fruit/applesauce cups
  • Raisins/cranberries
  • Gatorade, teas, and assorted drinks
  • Rice
  • Bottled water, juice, tea, etc.
  • Cereals
  • Individual snacks (chips, pretzels, fruit snacks, granola bars, etc.)
  • Microwavable meals (soups, pastas, ramen noodles, etc.)

Toiletry Items

  • Deodorant
  • Toilet tissue
  • Paper towels
  • Bar soap/body wash
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Shaving cream/razors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Dental Floss
  • Body lotion/moisturizer
  • Laundry detergent (unscented)
  • Sponges and dish soap
  • Paper products-plates, bowls, etc.
  • Plastic utensils (mixed packs)
  • Ziploc bags (regular not freezer) in quart or sandwich size

School Supplies

  • Loose leaf paper & notebooks
  • Calendar/Planners
  • Folders
  • 3 ring binders
  • Pens, pencils & highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Calculators
  • Backpacks

For more information about Smiddy’s Cupboard phone 276-328-0214 or email  To learn more about the Committee on Student Hunger & Homelessness contact COSHH Chair Marcia Mitchell at or view the COSHH Resource Guide.