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Community Food Connection provides one bag of food to each family that asks for assistance. Families may return after two weeks. To sign up, clients are asked to bring a picture form of ID (Not their Social security number) - driver's license or green card is fine... we can also accept food stamp card numbers...... They need to have birth dates and names of every member of their household.
311 Whitecrest Drive - Maryville, TN 37801
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(next to Rhea's Diving .... close to Krystal)


Commodity Food Program

U. S. Department of Agriculture surplus foods are distributed to qualifying low income (150% of federal poverty guidelines) households four times each year. A typical distribution provides 40-45 pounds of food to a household and may feature items such as rice, beans, peanut butter, soup, spaghetti, canned fruits and vegetables, powdered milk, nuts, dried fruit, etc.
Eligibility criteria: Proof of Blount County residency; Self-declaration of income 150% of federal poverty guidelines. MORE

As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. The new name reflects the changes we’ve made to meet the needs of our clients, including a focus on nutrition and an increase in benefit amounts.  Food Stamp Program - SNAP
SNAP is the federal name for the program. State programs may have different names.

In Tennessee call:


Food pantries
Blount County Food Pantry ... 983-4206
Church of the Cove ... 448-1929
Community Food Connection ... 977-4400
Manna Outreach ... 983-6921
St. Paul AME Zion Church ... 984-5364

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalms 9:9

Hot meals
Church of the Cove (Wednesday) 448-1929
Lord’s Disciples Ministries (Monday) ... 977-4491
Welcome Table at New Providence (Tuesday) ... 983-0182
Welcome Table at First United Methodist (Thursday) ... 982-1273

Food for Blount Contains
          No one in this country expects to find themselves one day in need of food yet it happens to many Americans every day. We never know what tomorrow will bring due to illness, loss of employment, disabilities and many other reasons. Please do not let your pride prevent you or your loved ones from eating. There are many Blount Countians able and willing to help their fellow citizens. If we as a County cannot help one
another during hard times then we just as well quit living. Don't be ashamed to ask for food.

2002 East Broadway in Maryville

Hot meals
We ask anyone who will to come and sup with us on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at the Lord's Disciples in Maryville. You are also invited to fellowship with us after the meal on
Monday evenings but only if you feel the need to do so. All food is freely given and is given without conditions... just come and eat. If you cannot get to us we will bring the meal to you... For More information go to this page.

Welcome Table - Sharing Meals... Sharing Community

Hot meals
Welcome Table
The Welcome Table serves dinner every Tuesday from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the New Providence Presbyterian Church in Westmininster Hall. Meals are free to anyone in the community that would like to attend.
Come one and come all. We would like to invite you to our table. Enjoy a meal and fellowship with us. There is no charge and no qualifying - just come and let us serve you.

New Providence Presbyterian Church
703 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801 (865) 983-0182

Isaiah 58 Project
This group is connected with RIO network of churches and is determined to eliminate hunger! We have declared war on hunger! We are working hard to give away a truck load of food every week. Locations change depending on which network is giving out church for that event.

Isaiah 58 project is declaring War on Hunger. We are determined that no child should go to bed hungry in Blount
County. We give away a box of food monthly away and are working on a box of food a week! Info line: 865-681-2713 - [email protected]
Angel Food Ministries

With a heart to help others and a generous spirit, Joe and Linda Wingo founded Angel Food Ministries in 1994 to provide food for friends and neighbors who were struggling financially. Today, they

are still doing the same thing. The Angel Food program now is helping provide food relief to more than 500,000 families each month. GO TO WEB SITE

Blount County Area Host Angel Food Hosts

The Haven 865-983-9141 MORE
Meadowbrook Christian Church 865-661-8933 MORE
Fairview United Methodist Church 865-983-2080 or 865-984-2844 MORE
Little River Fellowship 865-740-0383 or 865-983-4965 MORE
High Praises Church 865-681-9031 MORE


Denominations & Faiths Providing Food
Many of our local churches have Food Banks or Food Ministries. The following is a list in the making. Click on a link and find one near your home. Some Food Banks will bring the food to you if you have no way to pick it up... please let them know.

Baptist Churches
Catholic Churches
Churches of God
Churches of the Nazarene
Episcopal Churches
Latter Day Saints
Lutheran Churches
Methodist Churches
Non-Denominational Churches
Pentecostal Churches
Presbyterian Churches
Quaker Churches
Wesleyan Churches
         There are many faiths represented in this web site. And even though some differ in beliefs I will not exclude them based upon my own convictions. My prayer is that those seeking aid will find not only find spiritual comfort but find relief for their immediate burdens be they physical, mental or spiritual.

Contact Steve Speer - [email protected]
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.