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Compassion Ministries
Logo Compassion Ministries is an all volunteer outreach 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:

A Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cumberland Plateau in Oneida, Tennessee on March 20th from 9:00 AM EDT until the food runs out.

Our next Local Food Pantry will be Thursday, March 5th at Cornerstone Church. Worship at 4:00 and food distribution at 4:30.

Compassion Ministries has received a food donation from CVS. On Saturday, February 22nd, a youth group from Central Baptist Fountain City led by Josh Beeler organized this donation into widows boxes with the excess being used to restock Compassion Pantry.


On Saturday, 1 Feb 2020, Compassion Ministries conducted a mobile food pantry, in partnership with United Health Care. Our location was at Washburn Community School in Granger County. We worked closely with the Johnson Chapel Church and their on-fire pastor, Greg Hurst. Along with volunteers from Compassion Ministries, Johnson Chapel brought along 54 helpers with lots of Energy. Principle Ginny McElhaney, people from the local community, and others from around Cornerstone Church came together with us to feed the hungry of this community. We provided food for over 273 families and served a total of 887 people.

Besides feeding the hungry, we worked with Pastor Hurst and his congregation was to teach/lead them in how to conduct a mobile food pantry. Their hearts are burdened for their community’s hungry and they want to begin their own pantries. Here are some photos of the pantry. It was a blessing to all the workers and most assuredly to those who received the food.

On Saturday, 21 Dec 2019, we conducted a mobile food pantry, in partnership with United Health Care. Our location was an isolated community located in Monroe County. We worked closely with Principle Joey Deputy and Assistant Principle Shan Dalton of the local elementary school, Pastor Harrold Preyer, his wife Fran, and many volunteers of Grace & Glory Church. We were also blessed with numerous volunteers from our church and local workers from the Coker Creek community.

In the end, we received this letter from a Monroe County Juvenile Court caseworker. “I sent one of ‘my’ families to your event. They certainly needed it. They contacted me with tears in their voice of pure gratitude. They could hardly believe what they received and that they were given a shopping cart full. I am passing their joy along to you with my thanks as well.” Signed, Judith Dwyer.

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

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12813 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN        (865) 755-9512