Hamilton County Tennessee food banks.

Find information, including the locations and phone numbers, of food pantries in Hamilton County Tennessee. Many of the food banks are at churches, and some are located at other local charities or non-profits. Many locations are open limited hours, and the number of people who can receive assistance is also limited to available resources.

Some of what can be offered by a Hamilton County food pantry includes one or more of the following. Receive free groceries, including perishable items like bread, meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. Some food banks can provide meals around the holidays as well, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. While not as common, from time to time a center may also have non-food type items. This may include clothing, items like diapers, gifts for children, or baby formula.

The bottom line is that these food pantries and churches in Chattanooga and the greater Hamilton County region can be a great place to contact for assistance. Thousands of local families receive help from them every year, and rarely is anyone ever turned away.

Lupton Drive Baptist Church
Main address is 859 Lupton Drive
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415
Dial 877-7798
They have an onsite food pantry and also of course provide a place to worship.

Harrison | Bayside Baptist Church
Address of church is 6100 Hwy 58 N
Harrison, Tennessee 37341
Call 344-8327
Has limited amounts of temporary financial assistance. People in an emergency can apply for rent, bills, and more. Also runs a food pantry.





Grace Episcopal Church - Food Pantry
20 Belvoir Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Main phone number - 698-2433
Food pantry and utility bill assistance.

Hamilton County Baptist Association
Address: 6625 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone number: (423) 267-3794

They partner with Feeding America. Has a food pantry open limited hours. Groceries, meals and more.

HACOBA Care Center
Main address - 4501 Virginia Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409
Services include free food, clothing, free school supplies, computer and related technology classes, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, and glasses.

Red Bank | White Oak United Methodist
2232 Lyndon Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415
Snacks are for children and some volunteers may deliver a meal to a senior in the local parish as well.

Signal Mountain Social Services
Main office - 633 Mississippi Ave
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Dial 886-5982
Resources offered to Hamilton County families include emergency assistance for utilities, food, and holiday meals, gifts and toys. Also access referrals to other charities and social service programs.




Northside Neighborhood House
Address - 211 Minor Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
Main phone number is 267-2217
Emergency groceries as well as applications to SNAP food stamps can be provided by social workers from this Hamilton County non-profit.

Lupton Drive Baptist Church
859 Lupton Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Call 877-7798 for information on hours and the food bank.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
848 Ashland Terrace
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415
Main number - 877-2428
Food, diapers, groceries, fruits, vegetables and more are provided to the low income and homeless.

Heaven's Bounty
Address is 11302 First Street
Apison, TN 37302
The free food pantry is open Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Dried goods, fruits and vegetables, meat, and more is available on a walk in basis.

Spring Creek Road Baptist Church
Address is 1312 Spring Creek Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37412
There is a shelter and soup kitchen for the homeless. Other support includes groceries, infant formula, and groceries for the poor in Hamilton County.

Northminister Presbyterian-58 Hwy
Location is 4791 Hal Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416

Programs include VITA tax preparations, FEMA Emergency Food/Shelter Administrative Agencies, and food.





Good Shepherd Outreach Ministries
8805 Consolidated Drive
Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
Phone - 332-7416
Volunteers and staff work to feed the hungry. Surplus USDA commodities, personal hygiene goods, and more is passed out.

Salvation Army Chattanooga
800 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Dial 756-1023
Services include Transitional Housing/Shelter, Emergency Food, rent and utility assistance, meals, and other public aid and social services. For example, get help in applying for WIC or food stamps. Or apply for LIHEAP.

Oakwood Baptist Church
Location is 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416
Dial 892-6414

Salvation Army Chattanooga/Social Services
Main address is 2140 East 28th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Another local Salvation Army center. Offers many of the same services as the location above. A clothing closet, food pantry, and social services are provided, as well as limited financial and cash assistance for bills, if the applicant is qualified.

The Samaritan Center
9231 Lee Highway
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Dial 238-7777 for information.
A leading faith based charity. Clothing, Thanksgiving meals, and benefits (such as applications to WIC vouchers) are available.

St. Elmo Presbyterian Church
Location is 4400 St. Elmo Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409
Main number is 821-1424

St. John United Methodist Church/Food Vouchers
Address is 3921 Murray Hills Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone number is 892-2257
Thanksgiving meals, clothing (such as for school) and a pantry are all offered.

HOPE for the Inner City
Main address is 1800 Roanoke Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Food bank number is 698-3178
Stop by for referrals and/or one or more of the following. Life Skills Education, Summer School Programs, Job Search/Placement, Thanksgiving Baskets, Holiday Gifts/Toys, Dental Care, Legal Counseling, and food.

Soddy United Methodist Church
Address of food bank - 255 Depot St.
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee 37379
Main number is 332-1148
The charity has a clothing closet too. Find free food and hot meals, referrals, as well as clothes for work or school, all of which may be available.





Ladies of Charity
2821 Rossville Blvd
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
(423) 698-2846
Offers financial aid and food vouchers.

Ooltewah Baptist Church
Main address is 5514 Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd.
Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363
Dial 238-4831 to get hours on Hamilton TN area food distribution programs.

New City Fellowship Presbyterian - Food Voucher Program
Address - 2412 E. 4th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Call 629-1421

Warren Chapel AME Church
Address is 503 N Market St
Chattanooga, TN
Main phone number is (423) 267-4992

Emergency Assistance Program - HCSS
317 Oak St, Suite 103
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Dial 209-6855 for help and information on the food pantry.

Catholic Charities - Family Support Services
Address is 859 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Main number - 266-1891
Offers help for paying for basic needs, like housing, medications, and rent. This is in addition to free food, meals, and groceries.

Another regional food bank is in the county. This location mostly offers referrals though, and the phone number is 423.622.1800. Clients can learn about everything such as Meals on Wheels for the disabled and senior citizens to backpack programs to feed students over the weekend.



By Jon McNamara

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