Food & Nutrition

Green Thumb and Community Gardens (CAC): 546-3500

Free vegetable seeds, plants, and fertilizer for low-income persons. Apply Feb.-early May at nearest CAC Neighborhood Center. Beardsley Community Farm is an urban agriculture center that provides educational opportunities and produces fresh food for people in the community.  |  Website »

Milk Fund Program (CAC): 546-3500

2247 Western Avenue, 37921
Dietary supplements for qualified individuals with medical need. Call for application.  |  Website »

Mobile Affordable Meal Service (CAC): 524-2786

Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
Delivers hot or cold lunches, Mon. - Fri., to anyone of any age. Cold breakfasts and suppers available for delivery at same time. Five-day minimum; private pay.  |  Website »

Senior Nutrition Program (CAC): 524-2786

Office on Aging
2247 Western Avenue, 37921 (street)
P.O. Box 51650, 37950-1650 (mailing)
Noontime weekday hot meals for persons age 60+ without regard to income. Participants contribute as able.
Congregate Meals: Group dining facilities at Knox County locations. Some transportation available.
Mobile Meals: Meals delivered by volunteers to homebound seniors, Mon.-Fri. (Called Meals on Wheels in other communities.)  |  Website »

SNAP (Food Stamps): 594-6151

TN Dept. of Human Services
2700 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 100, 37921
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps).  |  Website »

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2247 Western Avenue
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950
The Office on Aging is a service of the Knoxville-Knox County Action Committee