Compassion Ministries
Logo Compassion Ministries is an all volunteer outreach based in Knoxville, Tennessee, originally established to feed local hungry people.

As the ministry has grown, it has reached out to people who are hungry in East Tennessee and in specific cases of need to Kentucky, Louisiana, and Eastern North Carolina.

The Feeding the Hungry area found above describes many of the people helped.

News Update:

Food Distribution

A Mobile Drive Through Food Pantry is coming to Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Huntsville, Tennessee on October 1st from 10:00 AM EDT until the food runs out.

Our next Local Food Pantry will be on Thursday, October 13th at Cornerstone Church in Farragut. It will be drive though starting 3:30 PM EDT.

Tenative upcoming Mobile Pantry dates and locations for 2022:

11/5 - Loudon County
12/10 - Monroe County, Coker Creek, Tellico Plains,TN

Announcing CHANGE is here...
the big move has begun to the warehouse!


Mascot, TN - August 20, 2022

Another successful outreach at East Knox County Elementary, Mascot TN. We had the joy of blessing 180 Families. See below as we gave out food, some received flu shots from medical mobile trailer, our SavetheBabies program gave out diapers, wipes and infant clothing, Bibles. What a wonderful partnership with Second Harvest, United Healthcare, Walgreens, Troy & Jamie Reid, The Gideon's, and the many church volunteers from various churches. The body truly working together to serve a community in need. Blessings to all who gave of their time and talents to serve others.


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


Southeast Bank of Farragut is continuing sponsoring our feeding the children ministry (Backpack Program)! Thank you!

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If you would like to help Compassion Ministries' mission, there are several ways available:

Volunteers are needed for mobile pantries.
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.
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12813 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN        (865) 755-9512