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Food Resource Guide

Compilation of organizations/ministries offering help in Sevier County during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Food Assistance


  • Sevier County Food Ministries 

Drive thru only. Thrift store is closed. 

890 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37862 

Phone: (865) 428-5182 

Starting April 6th – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 

12:00 – 4:00 P.M. 


  • Richardson Cove Pantry 

Food Pantry – Drive thru only. 

Thursday May 21st 2:00 – 5:30 

3238 Pittman Center Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 

Phone: (865) 428-9223 


  • CROSS Food Ministry 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 – 12:00 

406 Boyds Creek Highway, Seymour, TN 37865 

Phone: (865) 579-6192 

crossfoodministry.org 


  • Helping Hands Ministry 

Drive thru only/Sevier County residents only. 

First Baptist Church Sevierville 

317 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 

Phone: (865) 453-9001 

Wednesday 12 Noon -2:30PM 

www.fbcsev.org/community/helping-hands-ministry 


  • Lighting the Way Outreach 

Thursday 12:00 – 3:00 (Must come in building with picture ID and proof you live in Sevier County.) 

174 E. Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 

(Behind the Track @ Light #3) 

865-366-1322 

www.LightingTheWayOutreach


  • Salvation Army Food Pantry 

806 W. Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862 

Phone: (865) 908-4010 

Sevier County residents call for appointment 


  • Roaring Fork Baptist Church 

215 Church Street, Gatlinburg, TN 

Phone: (865) 410-6748 

Food Pantry: Wednesday 11 – 6:00 


  • Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority 

Sevier County Center - 

750 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37862 

Phone: (865) 453-7131 

http://www.douglascherokee.org/communityservices.html 

Commodity Food Distribution – Quarterly 


  • Sunset Gap Food Pantry 

1300 Sunset Gap Road 

Cosby TN 37722 

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM to 12 Noon 

Phone: 423-623-4313 sunsetgap@gmail.com 


  • SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) 

Lobby closed/Please call for assistance 

Sevier County Department of Human Services (DHS) 

815 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 

Phone: (865) 429-7005 

Monday – Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM 



Free Meal

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SEVIERVILLE 

YOUTH BUILDING COURT AVENUE 

SEVIERVILLE, TN 37862 

MONDAY 4:30 -5:30 PM. 

(Meals handed to participants in Bags) 




Infant - Child Assistance

  • Sevier County Health Department – WIC Program Lobby closed/Please call for assistance 

Provides vouchers for supplemental foods for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children to age 5 years. For more information, call the Sevier County Health Department (865) 453-1032. 


  • Sevier County Schools Nutrition Program 

One-day distribution of a full week of meals for breakfast and lunch. Pick up times for meals will be between 11-2 at school sites. Buses are taking bag meals to some high population areas. For more information and bus locations visit (www.sevier.org). Wednesday’s Grab and Go bags will contain a week’s worth of meals for breakfast and lunch for each student. Be aware that some items are perishable and will need to be refrigerated. Young children may also need help with carrying heavy bags of food. 


  • Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains Nutrition Program 

Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains will provide lunch and sack to any child in the community ages 2-18 at no cost. The service will be a Grab-and-Go service located at the entrance of each Club site during the hours of 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Monday-Friday. The child does not have to be present to receive the dinner and snack bags. Each food bag will contain non-perishable food items. The Nutrition program is open to all youth in the community ages 2-18, the child does not have to be a member of a Club to receive the meals. For a complete list of Clubs and their location in Sevier County please see the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains website, bgcsmoky.com or call 865-428-6550 for additional information. 



Farmers Market

  • Farmers Market at Sevier Farmers CO-OP 

321 W. Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862 

Opening May 11 - Saturdays & Wednesdays from 8:00 to Noon 


  • Gatlinburg Farmers Market 

(across Gatlinburg Food City -light 2B East Park Way (rt 321) 

Opening May 23 - Saturdays from 8:30 to 12 noon 


  • Seymour Farmers Market 

11621 Chapman Highway, Seymour, TN in the lower parking lot of Seymour First Baptist Church 

Opening June 6 - Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12 noon 

(All above Market hours of operation based on weather) 



Senior Meal

  • The Sevier County Office on Aging offers mobile meals to homebound seniors over 60 years of age. The cost is on a sliding scale based on the individual’s income. Very low-income seniors may receive their meals at no charge. This also is an option for those on waiting list for Meals on Wheels program. For information contact Vicky Payne (865) 453-8080 x105. 


  • Douglas-Cherokee Meals on Wheels 

Congregate sites are closed. Home meals - 5 cold meals delivered once a week. 

Douglas-Cherokee Meals on Wheels provides hot, home delivered meals to homebound senior’s age 60+ Eligibility is primarily for low income and disabled seniors. 

For more information on the Douglas-Cherokee Meals on Wheels program, please call office in Morristown at (423) 318-6936 or (423) 587-4500. 



Above information may change according to Government, CDC recommendations, and local decisions.

(Guide assembled by UT Extension Sevier County 5-8-2020)