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Feeding Programs & Food Assistance


kingsport city schools feeding program

To help meet the nutritional needs of our community while Kingsport City Schools is closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the KCS School Nutrition Services department will be providing free breakfast and lunch to any child age 18 or under on all weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when school would have been in session.


KCS Feeding Program - General Information
  • Food will be distributed using a “drive-through” or “walk-up” process. Cafeteria seating will not be available.
  • The child must be present at the distribution site to receive a meal.
  • One meal per child. The child does not need to be a KCS student to receive a meal.
  • Food available at no cost for any child age 18 or under.
  • Breakfast and lunch available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
KCS Feeding Program - Mobile Routes
  • KCS buses with food will be traveling through each school zone delivering breakfast and lunch for any child age 18 or under.
  • If you do not see a bus or cannot go to a school site for a meal, call (423) 392.4670 and leave a voicemail to schedule delivery.
Feeding Program - School Sites
Breakfast and Lunch: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
School Location Distribution Site Alternate/Rain Distribution Site
Dobyns-Bennett High School
1 Tribe Way
Kingsport, TN 37664
Bus stop location (behind
cafeteria; enter from
Center Street, exit to Park
Street stop light)
Cafeteria hallway (enter
from Center Street, exit to
Park Street stop light)
Robinson Middle School
1517 Jessee Street
Kingsport, TN 37664
Front school parking lot
(enter from Jessie Street)
Bus stop location (enter
from Polk Street)
Sevier Middle School
120 Wateree Street
Kingsport, TN 37760
Main parking lot (enter from Wateree Street near flagpole) Bus stop location (enter
from Catawba Street)
Adams Elementary School
2727 Edinburgh Channel Road
Kingsport, TN 37664
Front school entrance  
Jackson Elementary School
600 Jackson Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Teacher parking lot (enter from Donelson Drive)  
Jefferson Elementary School
2216 Westmoreland Ave.
Kingsport, TN 37664
Bus stop location (on D Street)  
Johnson Elementary School
1001 Ormond Drive
Kingsport, TN 37664
Teacher parking lot (enter
from Sevier Avenue)
Kennedy Elementary School
1500 Woodland Avenue
Kingsport, TN 37665
Back cafeteria/gym door
(use pull-through from Dellwood St)
Lincoln Elementary School
1000 Summer Street
Kingsport, TN 37664
Bus stop location (on
Waverly Road; between gym and cafeteria)
Roosevelt Elementary School
1051 Lake Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Bus stop location (at base of parking lot at entrance to the gym)  
Washington Elementary School
1100 Bellingham Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Bus stop location (near
west side entrance)

Community food assistance in the kingsport area 

food pantry
Name of Food Agency Days Food Served Times Requirements, Notes, and Location Information
Central Baptist Church Wednesdays  12:15 – 1:30 pm CBC Site
Colonial Heights Baptist Church Tuesdays, Thursdays  9:00 am – 12:00 pm CHBC Site
Colonial Heights Christian Church Mondays 8:00 – 9:30 am CHCC Site
Crossroads United Methodist Church Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CUMC Site
First Baptist Church (Blountville) Mondays 1:00 – 4:00 pm FBC Site
First Broad Street United Methodist Church Mondays & Fridays 9:00 – 11:00 am FBSUMC Site
First Christian Church 2nd Thursdays 9:00 – 10:30 am FCC Site
Freedom Fellowship Church Saturdays (meals & food) 11:00 am – 1:00 pm FFC Site
Full Gospel Mission Kitchen of Hope, “3:30 Church” Mondays – Saturdays (meals) 3:30 – 5:00 pm FGMKH Site
Glenwood Baptist Church Call for a time Call for a time  GBC Site
Gravelly Baptist Church Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm GravBC Site
Help and Hope Ministries Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm HHM Site
Heritage First Church of God Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm HFCG Site
Higher Ground Baptist Church Care House Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm HGBC Site
Hope Helps TN Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm HH Site
Hunger First Tri-Cities TN-VA Food Distribution: Mondays & Fridays (Wed – emergency only)


Meals: Tuesdays, Thursdays

Food Distribution: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Meals: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Indian Springs Community Mission Center  Mondays & Wednesdays Mon: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Wed: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ISCMC Site
Ketron Memorial United Methodist 3rd Tuesday of each month 9:00 – 11:00 am KMUM Site
Kingsport Senior Center Congregate Meal Site / Kiwanis Tower Mondays-Fridays (seniors adults) 12:00 pm (noon) KptSrCtr Site
Meals on Wheels of Kingsport Mondays – Fridays  (lunches delivered to your home) Varies  MOW Site
Rock Springs United Methodist Church 4th Tuesdays  5:00 – 7:00 pm  RSUM Site
Salvation Army Food Pantry: Monday – Thursday


Lunches: 7 Days a Week

Food Pantry: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 – 3:30 pm


Lunches: 12:00 – 1:00

 SA Site
Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantries Call for more information   SHMFP Site
Shades of Grace Meals: Sundays – dinner


Breakfast Mondays – Fridays

Sun: 2:30 – 3:30 pm


Breakfast: 10:00 – 11:00 am

 SOG Site
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 am  SPEC Site
Sullivan County Health  Department By appointment    SCHD Site
 Tabernacle Baptist Church Call for a time Call for a time TaBC Site
 Waverly Road Presbyterian  Church  Fridays  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  WRPC Site