Good Samaritan Ministries provides a monthly food box supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to our neighbors. These boxes contain extra items that meet the USDA nutrition requirements by providing nutritious 100% American grown and produced foods. In addition to the eleven to twelve items provided by the USDA, our food box recipients will also receive a month’s supply of non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, dry pasta, peanut butter, rice, beans, etc. and a wide variety of perishable goods such as meat, fresh produce and fresh bread. These items serve to sustain our neighbors for a month by providing them with healthy, nutritious foods.
Start the process to get help by reviewing our current services. Call us to schedule an appointment to determine your needs and eligibility.
If you don’t speak with an intake specialist, choose “option 1” from the voice message center to leave a message with our social services team of caseworkers.
This program is available for Tennessee residents of our service counties: Carter, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.
Good Samaritan Ministries provides assistance based upon qualification, need, and available resources at the discretion of our social services team.
What you will Need
Good Samaritan Ministries conducts an application prior to administering service. To complete this application, please prepare to present the following:
- Photo identification cards each member of the household 18 years or older
- Date of birth and last 5 digits of Social Security Number for each member of the household
- Proof of residency (state ID, or housing document)
- Proof of ALL income: pay stubs, award letters, check stubs, or other notifications of income
- Proof of ALL expenses: bills, receipts, statements, court documents, or loans