We will be having a food drive at the Alcoa Kroger on August 3, 4 an 5. Click below to volunteer!

Mission Statement

The Community Food Connection of Blount County is a nonprofit, 100% volunteer organization dedicated to reducing food insecurity and helping individuals and families improve their quality of life.

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.

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.

Bob Haralson, President
Linda Wells, Vice President
Gail Rieger, Secretary
Sandie Earnst, Treasurer
Wendy Markham, Board Member
Ann Peterson, Board Member
Jan Burgess, Board Member
Helen Sunshine, Board Member
George Lybrand, Board Member


Community Food Connection offers free groceries to Blount County residents in need every two weeks as needed.

Hours Open:

Monday: 10am-2pm
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 address and 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.

Volunteer with the CFCBC

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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Please check any/all times in which you are interested in serving:
Mon 9:30-12Mon 12pm-2pmTues 9:30am-11amTues 11am-1pmWeds 9:30am-12pmWeds 12pm-2pmThurs 9am-12pmSat 9:30am-12pmSat 10am-12pm

Please check any/all areas in which you are interested in serving:
Front check-in/computerStocking/SortingFood bagsShift MgmtWritingWebsiteIT supportCleaningData entryDriver for food pick-up(truck needed)Food Drives


Latest News and Upcoming Events

The Community Food Connectionof Blount County invites you to join us

Thursday April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

for a dinner and evening with

Condredge Holloway Jr.

Condredge was the first black starting quarterback in the SEC when he played for Tennessee from 1972-74, and to this day, his story resonates across the league. Join us for dinner and the chance to hear his compelling journey.

The proceeds from this evening will benefit our mission to reduce food insecurity in Blount County. Olive Garden is providing our dinner and our emcee is Mayor Ed Mitchell. A silent auction will begin with doors open at 6pm.

New Providence Presbyterian Church
703 W Broadway Ave.

Reservations are available for $50.00
Reserved tables of 8 are available for $400.00.

Please contact Jan Burgess (865) 607-8464;

Contact Us

Community Food Connection of Blount County

311 Whitecrest Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: (865) 977-4400

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