Clothing & Food Ministry

The Appalachian Outreach Ministry Center, at 511 Municipal Drive, provides the following necessities: • Food Pantry • Clothing Ministry. The Ministry Center functions solely through donations that are accepted year round. Donations can come from individuals as well as companies, businesses, congregations, and schools. Local farmers often donate produce. Local stores and businesses donate near date and overflow items. The majority of the Ministry Center is driven by volunteers. Appalachian Outreach would not be what it is today if it were not for willing hearts. Families who receive goods and services from Appalachian Outreach often volunteer to serve out their appreciation. This offers individuals a chance to give back to the ministry and develop a relationship with Appalachian Outreach and its staff. The Ministry Center serves 400 to 600 families per month. This means that approximately 1,800 individuals receive aid every month. Families are asked to donate $.50 per visit. This is not required, but this simple gesture provides a way for families to contribute to the ministry while investing in their own lives. Visiting the Ministry Center, families can receive five articles of clothing per visit up to six times per year. Food is offered to Jefferson, Grainger, and Cocke County families once a month for services.

See our How You Can Help page for Summer Missionary and Volunteers Applications.
For questions, comments, or to volunteer: Call Karrie Foust – Ministry Center Coordinator at 865-475-5611 or email: