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2023 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 500 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

This program is for low-income families on some sort of government assistance.

Program Registration

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

We have reached capacity for our program. Registration for 2024 will open in September.

The Hope for the Holidays program includes:

  • A family food box distribution November 17 & 18, 2023
  • A family food box distribution December 15 & 16, 2023
  • An invitation to the Be a Light Marketplace December 8 & 9, 2023

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

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