Community Chest Click link for more info All Garments $1.00, or Less
Community Chest-Knoxville is a not-for-profit clothing and small household items shop serving all, but focusing service to those in distressed situations and to those with low incomes. Located Inside Northwest FISH Hospitality Pantry/food warehouse facility: 122 W. Scott Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
(Half block off Central Avenue) Phone: 971-4417 Open: Monday thru Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM
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Community Organizing

Fish Hospitality Pantries
Because creating community is an integral part of the spirit of Hospitality Pantries, it follows that community organizing is an essential underpinning of the process. We also understand that it doesn't happen overnight, and it doesn't just happen on its own. Since the early 90's, we have collaborated with Genesis Organizing, Inc., a non-profit directed by Beth Carroll Hunley. Beth has worked for 20 years in a variety of settings in East Tennessee communities organizing coalitions to address poverty and hunger issues. Together we began to develop an intentionality for creating community through our work by working across racial, economic, and denominational lines to bring people together around issues of hunger and poverty.

During the initial phase of the development of our new Northwest FISH Hospitality Pantry (while we were still drawing up building plans and fund raising) through our community organizing effort we began to initiate and engage the participation of the surrounding neighborhoods. We began the Northwest dialogue, spending a year and a half listening and learning from congregations and residents of Northwest neighborhoods. We then pulled together a council composed of many of those we met during this process who guide the policy of this work, holding up values of respect for human dignity, and inclusiveness, and built relationships between this group and congregations across the wider community so all could come together to craft a vision for the new work.

FISH 5-4-3

Did you know that:
  • When you give $5
  • A Famliy of 4
  • Can Eat for 3 Days

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FISH Gift Cards

FISH GIft Cards are a great way to honor family and friends and feed hungry families at the same time.

Your family and friends will receive an attractive Gift Card telling them how many families you have fed in their name. Click here for more information.

Your gift of $10 will feed TWO families for three days.