TENNESSEE, USA — As the holiday season approaches, it is important to be thankful for what you have. It is equally important to reflect on ways you can serve others "Straight from the Heart".
Food insecurity impacts people from coast to coast.
Tennessee is no exception. According to Feeding America, one in eight people faces hunger in Tennessee. It could be your neighbor, friend, or co-worker.
However, there are ways you can help and it's through donating to nonprofits who make it their mission to project love by making sure no one goes without a meal to feed their soul.
Listed below are places in East Tennessee and Kentucky that accept food donations and provide meals, groceries, and other items for those in need.
Food drives and pantries
- First Baptist Church (Clinton)
- Main Street Baptist Church (Rocky Top)
Bell County, Kentucky
- Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels (Maryville)
- Food Life Services of Campbell County (LaFollette)
- Open Arms Ministry (Jacksboro)
- Seeds of Hope (Jellico)
- Claiborne Hunger Ministries (Tazewell)
- Regional Education Center Pantry (Tazewell)
- The Bread Basket (Newport)
- Sunset Gap Community Center (Cosby)
- Fentress County Food Bank (Jamestown)
- Appalachian Outreach Ministries (Jefferson City)
- Good Samaritan of Lenoir City (Lenoir City)
- Storehouse Ministry (Wartburg)
- Morgan-Scott Project for Cooperative Christian Concern (Deer Lodge)
- Hope for the Hungry food program by Coalfield Seventh-day Adventist Church (Oliver Springs)
- Pinnacle Resource Center (Huntsville)
- Union County Food Pantry (Maynardville)
- Hines Creek Baptist Church (Maynardville)
- Hansard's Chapel United Methodist Church (Maynardville)
We will update this list continuously throughout the year. To have a non-profit added please email our newsroom.