Knox County food pantries.

Residents of Knox County Tennessee can get free groceries, food, meals, and general support from food pantries in the region. While most of the centers are located in Knoxville Tennessee, locations are spread across the county.

Some of the food pantries are operated by local non-profit agencies, others by churches and government social service type organizations. The exact type of services and resources offered will vary by pantry. Many of the locations also depend on the generosity of the community to keep them running. Income limits may apply, and resources are limited.

While most Knox County pantries will have groceries, food, government surplus commodities, and perishable items, some may be able to help in other ways as well. Locations may have clothing, diapers, household products, or even limited financial help for bills. Oftentimes a case worker can help people apply for government assistance too, like food stamps, school lunches, or WIC.

FISH of Knox County - South Knoxville Hospitality Pantry
Address is 115 Ogle Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Dial (865) 577-9600
Provides free canned and dry good food items for periods of time that can be as long as three days.

FISH of Knox County - East Knoxville Hospitality Pantry
600 S Chestnut
Knoxville, TN 37914
Dial (865) 523-7900

Faith Promise Church - Pantry of Promise
10740 Faith Promise Lane
Knoxville, Tennessee 37931
(865) 251-2590
The FISH locations below and above provide food bags and groceries for individuals and families in need across Knox County Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

Arlington Baptist Church – Knoxville
1928 Fairmont Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
The food bank can be reached at (865) 522-5189

Black Oak Heights Baptist Church - Food Pantry
405 Black Oak Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone number - (865) 689-5397

Love Kitchen
2418 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 546-3248
Provides emergency food bags once per week. They run an onsite Emergency Food Pantry for the low income, homeless, and needy.

Harvest Food Pantry
Address is 2507 Washington Pike
This location is beside the church.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Phone - (865) 637-1295
Services are also focused on senior citizens in Knox County. This can include a low cost or free Meals on Wheels program, surplus USDA commodities, and more.

First Comforter Church
Main address is 5516 Old Tazewell Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
Call (865) 688-8390

Westview Wesleyan Methodist Church
3224 Joyce Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
Main phone number - (865) 524-3937

 

 

 

Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church - Food Bank
1620 N. Central Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
(865) 523-7150
Assistance offered includes food, meals, clothing, diapers, and information on local non-profits.

South Knoxville Baptist Church
Food Pantry address - 522 Sevier Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone number is (865) 573-1973
Volunteers from the food bank at the church will try to feed the low income and homeless. Meals, fruits, and other assistance is arranged.

Park West Church of God
Main address is 7635 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
Telephone - (865) 693-0144
Zip codes served are 37909,37919,37921,37923,37931
The pantry at this non-profit only covers a small area.

West End Church of Christ
Address is 8301 East Walker Springs Lane
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Must call (865) 693-0801

Cumberland Baptist Church
Zip codes 37921,37912
5600 Western Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
Phone - (865) 584-9129

Powell United Methodist Church
Once a month.
323 West Emory Road
Powell, Tennessee 37849
Call (865) 938-2741 for hours of the pantry

Calvary Baptist Church
3200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 523-9419
Food pantry and clothing closet are onsite.

Washington Pike United Methodist Church
Zip codes 37914,37917
Address is 2241 Washington Pike
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone - (865) 523-0603
Assistance ranges from Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to boxes of groceries. Referrals are also given to shelters and other resources.

 

 

 

 

New Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Address is 1801 8th Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Phone - (865) 525-4739
The pantry may have canned goods. Volunteers will also serve meals, and give snacks to students during summer breaks.

Halls Welfare Ministry
Address of Food Pantry is 4329 E. Emory Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37938
Telephone - (865) 922-9412
Items may be baby formula, fruits, and other canned food.

Cokesbury United Methodist Church
9919 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone number - (865) 693-0353
Can provide meals, food, and aid. Special holiday meals around Thanksgiving and Christmas may be provided too.

Food in the Fort - Food Pantry
1642 Highland Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
Main number - (865) 524-4552
Fruits, pasta, vegetables, and other groceries can be passed out to families in a crisis. There are also personal hygiene goods.

C A R E Food Pantry
ONLY ZIP CODES - 37922, 37932, or 3793
Main address is 138 Admiral Rd
Knoxville, Tennessee 37922
Phone - (865) 966-5224

Food Pantry at Broadway Baptist Church
815 NE Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 524-2575
Perishable and canned goods are at this Knox County center.

Lincoln Park Baptist Church
830 Chicamauga Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
(865) 687-5451
Stop by for a meal or guidance.

Arlington Church of Christ
Address - 2206 Tecoma Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917
For hours, dial (865) 523-1764

Good Samaritan Center at Knoxville First SDA Church - Food Pantry
3611 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Dial (865) 524-7842
In addition to the on site pantry, they are a great place to call for referrals to government assistance programs in Tennessee. For example, learn about food stamps, WIC, energy assistance, and even resources such as diapers and clothing. Read more.

 

 

 

 

Central United Methodist Church
201 East Third Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Call (865) 524-1659 for information

Beaver Ridge United Methodist
7753 Oak Ridge Highway
Knoxville, TN 37931
Runs a Food Pantry at the Church.

Trinity United Methodist Church
5613 Western Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
(865) 588-5763
Based on donations, boxes of groceries, holiday food baskets, and more are for the community. There may also be some small articles of clothing.

Montgomery Village Ministry - Food Pantry
1124 Cook Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
(865) 577-5555
The location can offer hot or cold meals, groceries, and information on shelter and social services.

Agape Center - First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge
First Baptist Church
1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Call (865) 483-4657

Christians Reaching Out Serving Seymour
Address: 406 Boyds Creek Highway
Seymour, TN 37865
(865) 579-6192
Families of all races, religions, and ages can stop by the emergency food pantry. Free groceries, brown bags for seniors, and other support is from the charity.

Compassion Coalition
107 Westfield Dr
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Call (865) 251-1591 for hours.

 

 

 

Faith Lutheran Church
225 Jamestowne Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37934
(865) 966-9626
The charity may have a pantry. Food, hygiene items and other assistance  is for the elderly and families in a crisis.

Ladies of Charity – Knoxville
120 West Baxter
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone - (865) 474-9348
Clients are the working poor, single parents, and others.

St. James Episcopal Church
Location - 1101 North Broadway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Main phone number - (865) 523-5687

Fountain City Ministry Center
The location is on Gresham Rd
Knoxville, TN
Main phone - (865) 688-5000

West Park Baptist Church has a food pantry.
8833 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville TN 37923
Phone 865-690-0031
Hours Tuesdays 4 to 6 pm
Fridays 12 to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm. Photo ID required.
Non-perishable food is combined with meats, dairy goods, and other items.

Salvation Army Food Bank
Address is 409 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN
(865) 525-9401
As a last resort, the pantry or soup kitchen can feed the hungry.

Many other free pantries are also in Knox County. Or residents can seek help from programs such as food stamps or Meals on Wheels. For referrals or more information, call 615.329.3491. The goal is to stop hunger in the area, especially for children and the vulnerable.

 

 

 

 

 

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