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Angelic Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-denominational ministry providing furniture, clothing, and household items free-of-charge to those in need in Knoxville, surrounding counties, and even to other countries in need.

1218 N. Central Street
Knoxville
TN
37927

Beacon of Hope is an outreach ministry of Church Street UMC in the South Knoxville area. BOH has a Sharing Shop (clothing, household items, toiletries) twice a month on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month; a food cooperative; emergency food; and a Benevolence Team that meets every Tuesday to provide KUB and rent assistance. Additionally, we have a “Giving Tree” each holiday season for children in the 37920 area code and other special events.

115 Ogle Avenue
Knoxville
TN
27920

Bread of Life Food Pantry is designed to meet the physical and, ultimately, the spiritual needs of our community. Food Pantry Hours are Tuesdays: 4 – 6:00pm and Fridays 12 – 2:00pm & 4 – 6pm.

8833 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville
TN
37923
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37921

CCETN focuses its housing programs on special populations for whom safe and stable community living may be difficult, if not impossible, to secure. These populations vary by community served and include:Homeless adults with HIV/AIDS, families with children, who are transitioning out of homelessness, adults with chronic and severe mental illness and seniors in a housing crisis and/or suffering abuse, neglect or other endangerment.

119 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37917

The mission of the Family Justice Center is to provide victims of domestic violence with a single location to access advocacy and other services necessary to build a future of choice, safety and opportunity. We do this by: 1. Providing a coordinated, comprehensive approach to family violence 2. Helping to provide safety for victims and their children 3. Working to end the cycle of violence in families 4.Improving the criminal justice system’s response to family violence.

400 Harriet Tubman Street
Knoxville
TN
37915

Family Promise of Knoxville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites with the interfaith community to provide non-emergency housing to families with children who have lost their homes. Family Promise of Knoxville is one of over 180 affiliates of Family Promise, Inc., which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. Founded on the knowledge that the people of Knox County are compassionate and have true volunteer spirit, Family Promise of Knoxville first opened its doors in 2005. The mission of Family Promise is “To help homeless and low income families achieve sustainable independence” and our vision is a community in which every family has a home, a livelihood and a chance to build a better future together.

P.O. Box 10184
Knoxville
TN
37939

Rather than being concerned with who is deserving, FISH Hospitality Pantries responds with respect to anyone who asks for food. We seek to nourish both the bodies and the spirits of those we serve. Please call for FISH pantry in your area.

800 Northshore Drive
Knoxville
TN
37919

Our goal is to provide emergency food, clothing, and spiritual assistance, and to foster deeper fellowship within our community. Our doors are open to all Knox County residents in the 37918, 37917, 37912, 37924, 37938, 37849 and 37721 zip code areas. Positive identification and personal information are required. Clients are eligible for food once a month.

5364 N. Broadway
Knoxville
TN
37918

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1985. We build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with those in need.

1501 Washington Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37917

HomeSource east tennesseeÕs mission to strengthen our communities by providing sustainable housing opportunities

109 Winona Street
Knoxville
TN
37917

Knox Area Rescue Ministries provides daily for those most vulnerable and desperate among us, first supplying rescue services of food and shelter, then healthy, supportive relationships, and ultimately restoration, including job-training opportunities.

418 North Broadway
Knoxville
TN
37917

WIC is a nutrition program that helps the whole family learn about eating well and staying healthy. WIC helps thousands of families in Knox County with good food, helpful advice, and referrals to community resources. WIC serves pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under the age of five who qualify. The WIC Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

140 Dameron Ave
Knoxville
TN
37917

KCDC is the public housing authority for Knoxville and Knox County and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a high-performing public housing authority. The organization manages and rents more than 3,700 units across more than 20 properties and manages the application process and distribution of 4,000 Section 8 vouchers.

901 N. Broadway
Knoxville
TN
37917
John J. Duncan Federal Building, 710 Locust Street, Third Floor
Knoxville
TN
37902
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37921

Ladies of Charity is a community partner with the United Way of Greater Knoxville. The primary mission is to serve the poor and under served in Knox County. The orgnization provides food, clothing and utility assistance. Special assistance for new mothers. Individuals needing assistance can walk in. Monday through Friday, at 9:30am to 4:00pm. We are on a first come, first serve basis, and require identification & social security cards.

120 W. Baxter Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37917

Montgomery Village Baptist Center exists to share Jesus with the South Knoxville community, to a large degree with the residents of Montgomery Village and the surrounding neighborhood. We do this by meeting physical needs (food, clothing, household items) and after-school programs, all as a way to make Jesus known.

4601 Joe Lewis Rd
Knoxville
TN
37920

Food Pantry on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 9 – 11am.

943 Kimberlin Heights Road
Knoxville
TN
37920

Positively Living serves vulnerable groups struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, mental illness, addiction, and disabilities. Our mission is to improve the lives of the people we serve through advocacy, counseling, socialization, housing, case management and support.

1501 East 5th Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37917

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, we have a food pantry. Our food pantry offers a unique way to love and interact with our neighbors in the community. We believe in allowing the dignity of choice. The people that come are given the opportunity to choose what they would like to take. In addition, a volunteer helps take them through the line and in the process interacts with them. For some people, this is one of the few interactions they have that week. The people that come are both people living on the streets or in a home with a limited income.

1642 Highland Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37916

The Salvation Army, established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in JesusÕ name for 130 years in the United States. Provided services range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

409 N. Broadway
Knoxville
TN
37917

Steps House Utilizes 105 beds in 38 home sites. We provide shelter and housing for our residents while they find their way back from addiction and homelessness.

712 Boggs Avenue
Knoxville
TN
37920

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families. SNAP helps supplement monthly food budgets of families with low-income to buy the food they need to maintain good health and allow them to direct more of their available income toward essential living expenses. DHS staff determines eligibility of applicants based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The primary goals of the program are to alleviate hunger and malnutrition, and to improve nutrition and health in eligible households. DHS has a dual focus on alleviating hunger and establishing or re-establishing self-sufficiency.

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The Knoxville Free Food Market is a free food ministry through The Grove Church that gives food to any person or family in need. The Market is open the third Saturday of each month from 10am – 12pm. There is no qualification process for food and no proof of identification is required.

4629 Mill Branch Lane
Knoxville
TN
37938

The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons. We work with local agencies to provide meals, secure used clothing, and donate services in the hope of promoting the self-sufficiency of those we serve. The organization has no paid staff; all donations go to those who need it most. Our ultimate goal is to provide nourishment for anyone who is hungry and to establish a community center to serve as a safe haven supporting area children and their families. Every Wednesday there is an in-house breakfast and emergency food bags filled with both canned and dry goods are distributed. Thursdays, an in-house lunch is served and volunteers deliver meals to the elderly, disabled, and homebound.

2418 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Knoxville
TN
37915

The Restoration House (TRH) helps restore single mothers and their children back to GodÕs good intent for their lives. Through supportive transitional housing, ally teams, and family advocacy, TRH walks alongside low-income single-mother families, helping them break harmful cycles and regain hope and a future.

2205 Village Place Way
Knoxville
TN
37923

The Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry seeks to provide daily bread to equip people for life in Jesus’ name. Daily bread carries all types of meaning: physical nourishment, spiritual guidance and community. We are open to the community on the 1st Monday, 3pm-5pm and 3rd Monday, 3pm-7pm every month.

225 Jamestowne Blvd
Knoxville
TN
37934

This program serves individuals who may be at risk of losing their home. Needs are verified, and services are provided. Services include things such as bus tickets, rent assistance, and utility assistance. Vouchers are given instead of cash. Please call for eligibility.

511 N Broadway
Knoxville
TN
37902

Open on Thursday mornings from 9-11am serving families in the 37914 and 37917 zip code areas.

2241 Washington Pike
Knoxville
TN
37917

At Western Heights, it is our mission to meet the needs of all peopleÑphysical needs and most importantly, spiritual needsÑby offering free food and clothing and household items and by teaching God’s word and introducing people of all ages, walks, race and creeds to Jesus Christ!

1230 West Scott
Knoxville
TN
37921