FISH Hospitality Pantries
FISH Hospitality Pantries (a.k.a. Hospitality Pantries, Inc.) operates four pantries
in East, South, Northwest and West Knoxville. We currently provide food to more than
8,000 families every month.
FISH focuses on what more
can be done to help ensure that everyone gets enough to eat.
In Knox County 57,000 people live in poverty -- more than 25%
of them are children. Thousands of other families live near
the poverty line and struggle for the basic necessities of live. The number
of families who come to our pantries has more than doubled in the last two years. Learn more
about who we are
how people can get help
Soon after 7 am, people begin to line up to await the 10 am pantry opening.
More than 8,000 food packages are provided each month from
our three Knoxville neighborhood-based pantries.
The new canopy pavilion provides shelter from the sun and rain for
the many hundreds of guests coming for food assistance each day to our Northwest Pantry.
It also allows for large donations of fresh fruits and vegetables to now
be distributed outside in all weather conditions.