regular open Hours

Our hours

The Chattanooga Free Store is located at 1701 Dodson Avenue, Suite C (around the back). We’re open every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6PM-8PM, and during these hours you can access our free clothes closet and household items section, our community library, and our public restroom. We also offer menstrual products, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, condoms, naloxone, and fentanyl test strips as we have them in stock.

Essential items pickup days

On the fourth Saturday of each month, we distribute free essential items like diapers and wipes, shampoo and conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, and more. Each family or household gets a numbered ticket when they arrive, and then receives a set amount of items on a first-come, first-served basis. On these days, we’re open from 2pm-5pm or until supplies run out.

chattanooga community fridge

We partner with the Chattanooga Community Fridge to maintain a free fridge and pantry outside of the store. It’s open 24/7 for anyone to take what they need or give what they can. You can donate any unopened, unexpired food items or drinks – we suggest bottled water, produce, snacks, and premade meals!

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