A Mobile Drive Through Food Pantry
is coming to East Knox County Elementary School
in Mascot, Tennessee on August 20th from 10:00 AM EDT until the food runs out.
Our next Local Food Pantry
will be on
Thursday, August 18th
at Cornerstone Church
in Farragut. It will be drive though starting 3:00 PM EDT.
Tenative upcoming Mobile Pantry dates and locations for 2022:
09/24 - Scott County
10/08 - Loudon County
11/12 - Loudon County
12/10 - Monroe County, Coker Creek, Tellico Plains,TN
Kentucky - August 4, 2022
Compassion Ministries has reached out to help those devastated by the floods in Kentucky by sending a truck loaded with essentials to those in need.
Y12 FCU Gives Foundation:
What a tremendous blessing we received from Y12 FCU Gives Foundation. Thank you for helping us to feed children throughout East Tennessee.
Jellico High School - July 9, 2022
Compassion Ministries trucks headed out around 6 am on Saturday Morning, while another group of team members headed for Jellico, TN around 7 am in a torrential down pour. But rain or shine when it's time to serve a community in need the body of Christ shows up to do business for the Kingdom.
The ministries included in this wonderful outreach was of course Compassion Ministries of Cornerstone Church of God along with Pastor Steve McCullar, Mission of Hope Knox, Hope/Stand with Pastor Joey St John, Grace & Glory, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Black Oaks Baptist Church, Choices Resource Center, HopePregnancy, Troy Reid at Matthew 25:35, Greater Grace Ministries, UnitedHealthcare, and the local Health Department. More than 100 volunteers showed up to serve over 600 families. To God be the glory for all that was accomplished!!
Fentress County Fair Grounds - March 26, 2022
Saturday, 26 March 2022, was an amazing day that Compassion Ministries served 553 families and gave away right at $100,000 worth of food and products having over 125 volunteers helping. It did not rain and the sun came out. People were totally blessed and grateful for the food that we provided them giving almost all the food away. A man stopped us on the way out and asked Pastor Steve for food stating that he had just lost his son and they did not have anything to eat. We gave him some of what we had left. Bill, Nancy, and Mark did an amazing job of signing in people, but, more help is needed there in the future. Sparkie, Steve, Randy, Jim, and Brandon also did an amazing job. Sparkie can only be in one place at one time and today Robin was asking him to be in three places at one time. Everyone on Compassion Ministries team, Randy, Jim, and Dottie worked so hard to help put this together. You guys are amazing and God is good.
Todd did an amazing job in his county laying in the foundation for today on the radio all week and had us into newspapers with great reviews. Laying the foundation before we get there, so that the people know that we are coming, is key. Mobile medical clinic went with us today had their first patient. After they left, more people showed up wanting to see them. The mobile medical clinic is something that's going to be slow and steady but, longer term, it will be a blessing to those who come.
Union County - October 30, 2021
We had a wonderful mobile food pantry in Union County High School on October 30 serving 300 families. The Lord blessed the hearts of the people and the many volunteers who came and worked along side us.
Emerald Youth Foundation - August 28, 2021
We had a wonderful mobile food pantry on Saturday, 28 August 2021, at the Emerald Youth Center,
Lonsdale Community, North Knoxville TN. It was a beautiful day but extremely hot. We served 282+
customers and provided food for 121 families for a separate pantry sponsored by the Lonsdale United
Methodist Church. The total number of family members served was 1,435.
Compassion Ministries worked together with United Health Care, the United “In-As-Much” Movement
(who held many community activities around Knoxville), the Lonsdale Community Food Council, and
numerous churches from within the city of Knoxville. It was wonderful working together with them all to
serve the large Guatemalan population and other residents in the Lonsdale community.
We were blessed to have the Reid and Bellas families from Murfreesboro and Springfield who provided
fresh grilled hot dogs and hamburgers to our customers and volunteers. This was a super treat to all
attendees, and we thank them for their service.
White Oak Elementary - July 10, 2021
Emerald Youth Foundation - June 12, 2021
Coker Creek Elementary School - May 22, 2021
Jellico High School - April 17, 2021
We had another wonderful mobile food pantry on Saturday, 17 April 2021
, at Jellico High School, Jellico Tennessee. While rain was forecast, it held off and was a beautiful day with lots of smiling faces. Even one year plus since the start of COVID, there are still lots of people suffering from loss of job and poverty. However, there seemed to be an overwhelming sense of joy from the customers and the volunteers. Four-Hundred and Fifty-Five families were given food which represented 1,430+ family members.
Our sponsor for this pantry was United Health Care. They did a great job of getting health care info out to the people as they waited in line. We had an abundance of friendly volunteers. One of the best was multiple members of the Campbell County Volunteer Rescue Squad. They assisted our staff in registering the customers and keeping traffic moving smoothly.
Besides the regular volunteers from our home church, Cornerstone Church of God in Farragut, we had lots of helpers from Christ Covenant Presbyterian, Pastor Harrold Preyor and several members from Grace and Glory Church, and many from Hope and Stand Church, whose pastor is Joey St. John, also the vice-principal of the high school. Members of the school staff also pitched in to help.
Toward the end of the pantry, a glorious treat for the customers arrived in the body of the Reid and Bellas families from Murfreesboro and Springfield TN. They minister on a regular basis to the families of Jellico and had arrived Saturday to hand out treats but found few to no customers there. They heard about our pantry and brought their goods to share with the people at the school. They had fresh hamburgers and hot dogs, baskets filled with candy and other goodies, and had Bibles for all who wanted one. They were such a blessing to the people, and we hope to work with them again in the future.
Southeast Bank of Farragut
is continuing sponsoring our feeding the children ministry (Backpack Program)! Thank you!
Donations and critical to our mission's success. A Donation of $25 will provide 15 lbs. of food (12 meals) to needy people. Please consider a regular monthly or one time donation.