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Attached is a  one page sheet of research based virus resources for use in the community.  About the 11th link  states  “Faith Based Resources”. IF you link to that, you will see page with link  “church and coronavirus resources”.  Has many topics.   I just thought this resource  may be of interest to ministers, so I am sharing it with you.  Was glad to see it included with TN Dept of Health materials.

Also I have attached a Sevier County Food Resource Guide too.

Will you please share with churches in Sevier County, if you think these may be helpful for them? 

Thank you so much!  Stay well.

Linda Hyder

FCS Agent lll

UT Extension - Sevier County

752 Old Knoxville Hwy

Sevierville, TN 37862

865-453-3695 Office

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FOOD RESOURCE GUIDE 2020
Resources available during COVID-19 Sevier County

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 6) - Monday,Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Richardson Cove Pantry - 3238 Pittman Center Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 Phone: (865) 428-9223 Food Pantry – Thursdays 2:00 – 5:30

CROSS Food Ministry - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 – 12:00 406 Boyds Creek Highway, Seymour, TN 37865 Phone: (865) 579-6192crossfoodministry.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 - Thursdays & Saturday 12 noon to 3:00pm Drive thru at back door/Thrift store closed 174 E. Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (Behind the Track @ Light #3) www.LightingTheWayOutreach.com

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
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SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)
Lobby closed/drop box in front of office
Sevier County Department of Human Services (DHS)
815 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 429-7005
https://tn.gov
Monday – Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM

FREE MEAL
MONDAY
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SEVIERVILLE
YOUTH BUILDING COURT AVENUE
SEVIERVILLE, TN 37862
5:00-6:00 P.M.
(Meals handed to participants in Bags)

CHILDREN 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
Sevier County Schools will provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to any child 18 years and younger during school closure. The meals will be a ‘grab and go” breakfast and lunch and may be picked up at the school the child attends. Cafeteria staff will provide drive through service at each school between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday & Friday . . . School Buses are taking lunches to various locations. For information, contact your child’s School Principal or go to school system website, sevier.org

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


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.
Senior Meals
**Above information may change according to Government, CDC recommendations, and local decisions.
(Guide assembled by UT Extension - Sevier County (4-1-2020)

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