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.

Drive-by pick up only. You may come every day we are open and pick up a bag of food. All our volunteers will be wearing a mask, we ask all our clients to please wear a mask also.



Second Harvest is having a drive-thru mobile pantry at Monte Vista Baptist Church

(right next to Dairy Queen).


Individuals and/or families will be provided with a box of approximately 50lbs of food at no cost. Items include spaghetti, soup, canned veggies, canned chicken, canned fruits, peanut butter, mac and cheese, saltines, cereal, etc.


We hope to help families who are in need, which may include those who have recently depleted funds with back to school supplies or high summer utility bills, been adversely affected financially by COVID-19, etc.


Please help us spread the word!

Donate to the CFC

Our efforts are supported entirely by donations. Please consider giving.

You can easily to Community Food Connection of Blount County via PayPal.

Or send monetary donations to:


CFC of Blount County

P.O. Box 786

Alcoa, TN 37701



About Us

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. Every person who comes and asks will be given food – no one will ever be turned away. We provide one bag of food to each family that asks for assistance. Families may return after two weeks. With more than 6,000 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 fill food sacks. Please consider offering your help to this important initiative.


Our Values


• 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

Bob Haralson


Linda Wells

Vice President

Gaines Lee


Rob Nease

Board Member

Ann Peterson

Board Member

Helen Sunshine

Board Member

Dr. Todd Griffith

Board Member

Tom Sims

Board Member

Jennifer Coffin

Board Member

Diane Kilmer


Ingrid Haun

Store Coordinator


Community Food Connection offers free groceries to Blount County residents.


Hours Open:


Monday: 10am-12pm

Wednesday: 10am-2pm

Saturday: 10am-12pm


What to bring to Community Food Connection in order to shop:


Any resident of Blount County who is in need can use the food pantry. Please bring proof of household size. A recent bill or other piece of mail can be used as proof of address (make sure it’s dated within the previous 3 months). You can also use mail for proof of household size (one piece of mail per person). Examples of other documents for household size would include insurance cards, school IDs, birth certificates, Social Security cards, vaccination records, etc.


CFC is staffed entirely by volunteers, and we can use your help!

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form below.

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Contact Us

Community Food Connection of Blount County


311 Whitecrest Drive

Maryville, TN 37801

Phone: (865) 977-4400

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311 Whitecrest Drive

Maryville, TN 37801

Phone: (865) 977-4400

Donated By: 42nd Street