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Free food banks, groceries and soup kitchens in Sullivan County Tennessee.

Families in Sullivan County will get help feeding their family from a free food pantry near them or a grocery distribution center. The locations, which operate as non-profits or charities, do their best to provide food today, personal hygiene items, and more to struggling families. Some of the Sullivan County food banks even coordinate financial aid or benefits, such as WIC vouchers, for low-income families. Find a free food pantry in Sullivan County TN near you.

Whether they are in a crisis, or struggling over the short term, a pantry or free drive thru food bank can often assist. . Not only may a pantry offer a wide array of services to the needy, but they also try to focus on certain groups of people as well. This means that if an individual has a certain diet (such as a senior citizen or newborn), the pantries may offer baby formula or free Ensure. They also offer other basic items, ranging from free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals to clothing, diapers, Meals on Wheels for senior citizens and much more.

The food pantries are open limited hours, but many will be open today. Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more hunger prevention programs. Generally only focus on families that are local to it. For information, including for referrals, is below. Or if this is a crisis, try emergency food stamps for help.

Get free food boxes in Sullivan County

Rock Springs United Methodist Church
Address is 227 Church View Dr, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664. Telephone number: (423) 349-7531
This Food Pantry has a limited reach. They cover the zip codes 37664, 37663 (North of I-81 & West of Ft. Henry Dr. only), and 37660 (West of Jared Dr. , South and West of Bays Mountain). Groceries, holiday meals, and other aid is available in that region.

Haven of Rest Rescue Mission
624 Anderson St, Bristol, Tennessee 37620. Phone: (423) 968-2011
The Food Ministry from this charity has a pantry and a free meal program for the public in Sullivan County. Families using the pantry need to meet Federal Government Poverty Guidelines. There may be breads, fruits, vegetables, fresh food, and items for special diets too. Free vouchers are given to pay for clothing, food boxes, clothing, furniture, and other items as well, even diapers.




Hunger First Tri-Cities TN/VA
1697 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, TN 37665. Call 423-765-0114
The non-profit supports many towns and surrounding counties in Sullivan. In an effort to feed children, the elderly, disabled, and poor there is a soup kitchen as well as food bank.

Crossroads United Methodist Church
Location is 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660. Phone: (423) 246-2982
An emergency food pantry and clothing closet are on site. Free bags of food are passed out during church hours. The clothing bank may also have school supplies or uniforms, work attire, Christmas toys, and more.

Salvation Army - Kingsport
505 Dale Street, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660. Phone - (423) 246-6671
The homeless and working poor can apply for help. Assistance includes free congregate meals for senior citizens, shelter, clothing, applications to SNAP food stamps, and Christmas/Thanksgiving meals and gifts. Another Salvation Army center is at 137 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620, dial (423) 764-6156

Waverly Road Presbyterian Church
Address: 1415 Waverly Road, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664. Phone: (423) 245-5121
The hours are Fridays 10am - 12:00pm only.

Tabernacle Baptist Church
1444 Bloomingdale Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 247-6511

Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church
1127 Virginia Ave
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 968-1353
The food bank may have cereal, infant formula for new parents or single moms, spices for cooking and other goods.





Glenwood Baptist Church
Location is 2601 East Center St.
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
Telephone number for hours: (423) 245-5538

Ketron Memorial United Methodist
301 Virgil Avenue
Kingsport, TN 37665
(423) 247-8285
The free food pantry is for Lynn Garden residents only, and it is open Tuesday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Higher Ground Baptist Church Care Ministries
1601 Lynn Garden Drive
Kingsport, TN 37665
Dial (423) 247-6776
Low income families in 37665 zip code can use this charity. A clothing bank and food pantry are on

Gravelly Baptist Church Campus
647 Gravely Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 246-6086

Shades of Grace
3313 E Sullivan St
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 765-2440
Many resources are available in Sullivan County. They run a feeding program for the homeless using a soup kitchen. A food pantry, laundry center, and shelter with showers is on site. There is also free school items (notebooks, uniforms, etc) from the clothing bank.

St Paul's Episcopal Church
Location of the food pantry - 161 E Ravine Rd
Kingsport, TN 37660
Main phone - (423) 245-5187





Central Baptist Church - Kingsport
Main address: 301 Carver Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
(423) 245-6978
The home-bound can call for a delivery. Bags of food are delivered, using a Meals on Wheels type service, on Saturdays only.

Help and Hope Ministries Kingsport
1377 Dewey Ave
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
Call (423) 246-2872 for details.

First Baptist Church - Blountville
3358 Highway 126
Blountville, TN 37617
Main phone - (423) 323-8033
The food pantry is open Monday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Colonial Heights Christian Church
105 Meadow Lane
Kingsport, Tennessee 37663
(423) 239-2500
The charity helps the poor on Mondays only. Appointments are needed, and leave a voice mail. Whether it is non-perishable food, a can of soup, or other items, help is available.

Lifebridge Christian Church
317 Donelson Dr
Kingsport, TN 37660
Dial (423) 246-0005

First Christian Church
106 E. Charlemont Ave
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 247-5159
Anyone that meets income requirements can stop in. Whether it is a box of groceries, Easter basket for a child, or Thanksgiving turkey, help is available. The volunteers also provide other social services.







Sunnyside Baptist Church (Indian Springs Mission Center)
406 Cooks Valley Rd
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
(423) 288-5081

Additional food assistance programs in Sullivan County

A regional Feeding America affiliate also covers the region. Dial (423) 279-0430. There are dozens of other food banks that may be near you in the region that feed hungry individuals, including a mobile food pantry. Or learn about USDA programs such as free school lunches or SNAP food stamps.


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