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Story published: 12-26-2012 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Food pantry services for Johnson Countians in need

By Paula Walter

The following contains information regarding food pantries located in Johnson County. Please verify days, times of service and any personal information you need to provide to each of the different locations as they are subject to change.

Saint Anthony Bread is located at 833 West Main Street in Mountain City. Their telephone number is 423-727-8687. The hours of operation are the first Thursday of the month from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and the third Thursday of the month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, as well as 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please provide photo identification and your social security card. Bags of grocery are pre-packed for pick up. The number of visits allowed that this location is one per month.

Community Church is located at 167 W.E.Neatherly Road in Mountain City. The phone number is 423-727-8547. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. A photo id and social security card is required. Food may be received twice a month from this food bank.

First Baptist Church is located at 421 W. Main Street in Mountain City. The phone number is 423-727-9711. The hours of operation are Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please bring proof of income and address. Help can be received from this food bank once every three months.

First Christian Church is located at 401 W. Main Street in Mountain City. The phone number is 423-727-9151. The hours are Tuesday and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. They are closed between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm for lunch. Families may receive assistance once a month and contact information is required.

Hale Community Ministries has moved to a new location and is located at 359 Industrial Drive in Mountain City. Their telephone number is 423-727-1521. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Food bags are given out on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Assistance is available once a month.

Little Milligan Care and Share is located at 4602 Highway in Butler. The phone number is 423-768-3194. They are open every other Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30. Bring identification, proof of address and income. Help may be received twice a month.

Mountain City Presbyterian Church is located at 517 Fairground Lane in Mountain City. They may be reached at 423-727-7992. The hours of operation are Fridays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Assistance is available for the elderly or people with small children.

Mountain City Seventh Day Adventist is located at 1231 Cold Springs Road in Mountain City. Call 423-727-9021 for detailed information. The food bank is open the third Thursday each month. Proof of income and SNAP are required.

Bethany Baptist Church, located at 5950 Hwy 67 West in Mountain, opens their food bank the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Food is available at Godís Country Church, located at 1568 Crossroads Drive in Mountain City at worship hours on Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday nights. Call 727-5884 for further information.