The Community Food Connection of Blount County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to reducing food insecurity for citizens in Blount County and helping individuals and families improve their quality of life.
NEW EVENING HOURS!
Now open every Thursday
5pm to 7 PM
Sign up for our August Food Drive and help us restock the shelves. Our pantry has been busier than ever serving our neighbors' needs during these tough economic times.
Our next Food Drives will be 8/19 - 8/21 at Food City West Broadway and 9/30 - 10/2 at Kroger Marketplace in West Maryville. Watch for email invitations and the links to sign up on this page later this summer.
Many thanks to our volunteers at the April Food Drive! Through their efforts, the cooperation of Food City East Broadway and the generosity of their customers, CFC collected over 4200 lbs. of food and $1428 of cash donations.
Also thanks to Food City West Maryville and their “Friends in Need” food drive, 262 prepacked bags of food were collected.
Finally thanks to St. Andrews Church members who collected over 4000 lbs. of food for our store in their April food drive.
If your organization is interested in holding a food drive, please contact us for information via email or phone.
Donate to the CFC
Established in 1991, Community Food Connection (CFC) of Blount County was born when a group of churches, concerned citizens and the Blount County Ecumenical Action Council decided to pool the resources of numerous food pantries in order to better ensure those in need received food. Committed to feeding the hungry in our community, our purpose is to provide emergency food to any Blount County resident in need. We provide a cart of groceries to each family that asks for assistance - no one will ever be turned away. We suggest coming every 2 weeks, but families are welcome to come whenever they find themselves in need. With more than 3,000 people needing assistance each month, the CFC relies on both food and monetary donations to keep the shelves stocked. These donations come from individuals, businesses and organizations. In addition, CFC is staffed entirely by volunteers. As the number of families needing assistance grows, so does CFC’s continued need of support. We continually are seeking volunteers to help stock our shelves and serve our clients. Please consider offering your help to this important initiative.
• Christian-based. We are a Christian-based organization.
• Respect for diversity. We recognize and accept that all individuals, whether client or volunteer, are unique and different.
• Integrity. We are respectful of everyone and demonstrate integrity in all situations.
• Empowerment. We offer non-judgmental compassion for others while empowering them to maximize their potential.
• Accountability. We are dedicated to being fully accountable and responsible to each other, the community, clients, volunteers and donors.
• Collaboration. We collaborate with all available community resources to offer the best possible solutions to client needs.
• Teamwork. We strive to improve teamwork so that we might reach our mission.
Board of Directors
Community Food Connection offers free groceries to Blount County residents.
3rd Sat of Each Month: 2pm-4pm (Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 18-3 serving Veterans in our Community.)
What to bring to Community Food Connection in order to shop:
Any resident of Blount County who is in need may use our food pantry. Simply come into the store, bring your picture I.D.
You will be asked three questions:
1. How many are in your family?
2. How many adults are over 60?
3. How many children are under 18?
Suggested frequency is 2 weeks, but you are welcome to come whenever you find yourself in need. You may also pick up food for other families who cannot drive to the food pantry themselves.
CFC is staffed entirely by volunteers, and we can use your help!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form below.