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2022 Hope for the Holidays

The Hope for the Holidays program helps families to enjoy a holiday meal and provide an opportunity to acquire Christmas gifts for children.

Good Samaritan Ministries is continuing its Hope for the Holidays tradition of providing food and gifts to our community neighbors during the holiday season. We will serve over families by providing food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and providing gifts for children in the Be a Light Marketplace.

The Hope for the Holidays program is available to low-income families in Northeast Tennessee with children 17 and younger (including 18 year old children enrolled in high school).

Who Qualifies?

Residency Qualification

This program is available for Tennessee residents of our service counties: Carter, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.

Income Qualification

Good Samaritan Ministries serves neighbors who meet Tennessee eligibility guidelines for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Learn more about SNAP in Tennessee.

Program Registration

This program requires registration to participate. Neighbors may register online or by phone at 423-928-1958.

This Program is Closed

The 2022 Hope or the Holidays program is now closed to new participants.

The Hope for the Holidays program includes:

  • A family food box distribution November 18&19, 2022
  • A family food box distribution December 16&17, 2022
  • An invitation to the Be a Light Marketplace December 9&10, 2022