Food & Nutrition

Green Thumb and Community Gardens (CAC): 546-3500

Free vegetable seeds and plants for low-income persons. Apply Feb.-early May at nearest CAC Neighborhood Center or the Larry Cox Senior Center. Beardsley Community Farm is an urban agriculture center that provides educational opportunities and produces fresh food for people in the community. | Website »

Milk Fund Program (CAC): 546-3500

2247 Western Avenue, 37921
Dietary supplements for qualified individuals with medical need. Call for application. | Website »

Mobile Affordable Meal Service (CAC): 524-2786

Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
Delivers hot or cold lunches, Mon. – Fri., to anyone of any age. Cold breakfasts and suppers available for delivery at same time. Five-day minimum; private pay. | Website »

Senior Nutrition Program (CAC): 524-2786

Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
Noontime weekday hot meals for persons age 60+ without regard to income. Participants contribute as able. Congregate Meals: Group dining facilities at Knox County locations. Call office to find nearest location. Mobile Meals: Meals delivered by volunteers to homebound seniors, Mon.-Fri. (Called Meals on Wheels in other communities.) | Website »

SNAP (Food Stamps): 594-6151

TN Dept. of Human Services
2700 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 200, 37921
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps). | Website »

SNAP Senior Outreach Program (CAC): 524-2786

2247 Western Avenue, 37921
Grant-funded assistance for adults age 60+ to apply for help with food and nutrition assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). | Website »