Summer Child Nutrition Program

Summer Child Nutrition Program. The 2015 Summer Food Service Program will begin on May 26, 2015 and operate for 48 days ending on July 31, 2015. | read more

News & Announcements

  • CAC Beardsley Community Farm's 5th Annual Raise the Roots Farm-to-Table Supper. Join us at The Plaid Apron on Thursday, September 3rd from 6-9 PM for our fundraising supper. The meal will be vegetarian and locally-sourced, with most ingredients being grown at the farm. Vegan options available by advance request. | read more
  • The Community Garden Program encourages individuals and families to garden together in public housing developments and provides gardening assistance (seed and plant distribution) and nutrition education. | read more
  • Seniors: Help with Your Food Budget May Be a SNAP! Sadly, Tennessee ranks 4th in the nation in senior hunger, with about 150,000 older Tennesseans living in a state of insecurity regarding food. The CAC Office on Aging (OOA) recently received a $25,000 grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for the SNAP Enrollment Initiative. The grant will allow OOA staff to educate adults over age 60 about how easy it is to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), dispel misconceptions they have about the program, and help them through the application process. | read more
  • Now accepting applications for Community Leadership Class of 2016. Anyone may apply directly or make a nomination. Deadline for applications is August 7, 2015. | read more
  • Moving Families Forward: Transformational Pathways out of Poverty from the Tennessee Department of Human Services | read more

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and makes America a better place to live.

We care about the entire community,
and we are dedicated
to helping people help themselves
and each other.


Contact Information

Barbara Kelly, CAC Executive Director

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650

L.T. Ross Building
2247 Western Avenue

Phone: (865) 546-3500
Fax: (865) 546-0832



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