Assistance Process

 Assistance Process

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30AM-12PM, 12:30PM-3:30PM
Click here for a list of agencies that offer FOOD assistance in the Tri-Cities. For other questions or more information, please message us on Facebook or contact us at: (423) 928-0288, goodsam@goodsamjc.org

For Food or Financial Assistance:

Step 1 Call for an appointment.

  • Clients’ information will be screened by a intake coordinator, and those who are eligible will be put on the waiting list to see a Social Worker.

Step 2 Appointment Day

  • On the day of your appointment bring your;
    • Social Security Card
    • Proof of Income (payroll check, food stamp letter, WIC, income tax refund, disability check, etc).
    • Proof of Expenses (rent payment, utility bill, medical bill, etc).
    • and any letters for further verification (eviction or utility cut off notice, tax forms, referral forms, etc).

For questions or more information, please message us on Facebook or contact us at:
(423) 928-0288, goodsam@goodsamjc.org

*An appointment does not guarantee that a client will receive assistance.

**Emergency food may be given with no Social Security time on a client’s first visit, but is required each visit after that. Food boxes given based on size of the family and financial status. Clients with no form of transportation may receive a smaller food box. Clients may receive food boxes from Good Samaritan once a month. If a client is not able to make a meeting or pick up food, a proxy may be sent in their place, but must have a signed note from the client (we would prefer this only be in the case of emergencies or in clients with disabilities).