865 Strong: COVID-19 Relief Free Meal Program
We have partnered with local restaurants to help members of our community during this time of need, including individuals who:
• Have had their job(s) negatively affected by COVID-19
• Are of the elderly community affected by COVID-19
• Are first responders, emergency service providers/workers, and/or health care professionals
If you are a community member in need, you can apply for assistance by filling out our COVID-19 Relief Free Meal Program application.
About Our Program
Our Partnering Restaurants
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Additional Free Food Resources
Here are some Knoxville area resources that provide free food to people struggling to access meals, including children, senior citizens, people experiencing homelessness, and those who are impacted financially by a state of emergency.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Knox Area Rescue Ministries
Knox County Schools
The Salvation Army Knoxville
Knoxville Dream Center
Community Food Delivery
The following organizations and groups offer food delivery to those who are unable to leave their homes for any reason, including senior citizens, people who are immunocompromised, and people without access to transportation.
Delivery Assist 865
United Way of Greater Knoxville
Senior Directory of East TN
Knoxville Supply Run
Next Step Initiative TN