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Knox County Food Pantries

 * Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open. 


FISH Hospitality Pantries

122 West Scott Avenue (New FISH Pantry Facility), Tuesday, Thursday, and every 4th Saturday
Hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm

600 South Chestnut St. (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm

115 Ogle Street (Vestal United Methodist Church)
Wednesday, Friday
Hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm

800 Northshore Drive (Episcopal Church of the Ascension) (865)588-9200

If you need food delivered, call FISH of Knox County: (865)523-7900

Monday - Saturday after 9:00am


Washington Pike United Methodist Church

2241 Washington Pike

Knoxville, TN 37917


Serves Zip Code 37917 and 37914 Open Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.


Fountain City Ministry Center

Central Baptist Church of Fountain City,

Lynnwood Building, Lower Level

5364 North Broadway Street

Knoxville, TN 37918


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

 *Closed holidays and during severe weather

Food pantry doors are open to any Knox County resident. Positive identification and personal data are required, enabling us to keep permanent records of each client with dates of service. Clients are eligible for food once per month. Bread, toilet articles, detergent, diapers, personal hygiene and other items are distributed as available.


Park West Church of God

7635 Middlebrook Pike

Knoxville, TN 37909


Hours of Operation: Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Serves Zips 37909, 37919, 37923 only.


Food in the Fort

1642 Highland Ave.

Knoxville, TN 37916



·         Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

·         The day begins at 8.30 with set up and preparation.

·         Our neighbors are welcomed in at 9.30 for continental breakfast.

·         Shopping begins at 10.00 and runs until 12.00.

·         Our neighbors choose from an assortment of healthy staple items along with the fresh produce from the gardens.


·         Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

·         We gather in the lower halls at 11.30.

·         From 12.00 to 1.00, we enjoy a meal prepared by our neighborhood friends incorporating the garden produce.


Knoxville Free Food Market

7418 Maynardville Pike

Knoxville, TN - 37938


Food pantry 3rd Saturday of every Month


Hosanna Food Pantry

New Covenant Fellowship

6828 Central Ave

Knoxville, TN 37918


By appointment only


Montgomery Village Baptist Center

4601 Joe Lewis Road

Knoxville, TN 37920


Monday 1-3pm, Tuesday 10:30-noon, Thursday 1pm-3pm


Strawberry Plains United Methodist Church

3173 Old Andrew Johnson Highway

Strawberry Plains, TN 37871


First and Third Thursday, 10am – 12pm and 7pm – 8pm


Central United Methodist Church

201 East Third Avenue

Knoxville, Tennessee 37917


The pantry is open from 9:00 to 12:00 each Tuesday and Thursday morning as long as food is available. A limited number of hygiene items are available as needed. Written referrals are preferred.


Harvest Food Pantry

Harvest Christian Fellowship Church

2505 Washington Pike

Knoxville, TN 37917


Fridays from 10am-1pm


Ladies of Charity

120 West Baxter Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37917


Monday- Friday 9:30 am- 1:30 pm


St. James Episcopal Church

1101 North Broadway

Knoxville TN 37917


Open every other Saturday from 8am-10am

Serves people living in the following zip codes: 37912, 37914, 37915, 37917, 37918, 37919, and 37921


Western Heights Baptist Center

1230 W. Scott Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921


Tuesday and Thursday from 8am-1pm


Lonsdale United Methodist Church

3002 Galbraith Street

Knoxville, TN 37921


Third Thursday of each month from 1pm to 3pm.  Open to families in the Lonsdale community.


Farragut Christian Church

138 Admiral Road

Knoxville, TN 37934

(865) 966.5224

Open every Thursday (except for holidays) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Two bags of food per month are allowed to families living in the following zip codes: 37922, 37932, 37934.


Michael T. Irwin Deacon's Pantry

Metropolitan Community Church

7820 Redeemer Lane

Knoxville, TN 37919



Cumberland Baptist Church

5600 Western Ave.

Knoxville, TN 37921


Serves individuals who live in the zip codes 37921 or 37912.  Anyone living in these zip codes may come once every four weeks on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Manna House

Cokesbury United Methodist Church

9919 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37922


Manna House Hours:

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.— noon

Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.—noon and 5:00 p.m. –6:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.


Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church

7753 Oak Ridge Highway

Knoxville, TN 37931


Mondays 1pm-2pm


Pantry of Promise

Faith Promise Church

10740 Faith Promise Lane

Knoxville, TN 37931

(865)251-2590, ext. 3002

Food is distributed from the church office each third and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm. For more information, please email De'Neece at