Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation!

Each summer we see an increased need for food. Children are home and families who are working hard to survive find themselves in need of more food resources to meet their needs. We need your help to ensure we have adequate food supply to help our neighbors who are hungry and hurting this summer. Please plan to stop by with your non-perishable food donations on July 30th anytime between 7am and 7pm. Volunteers and staff will be ready and waiting to receive your gifts. Financial donations are also accepted so that we can purchase items below cost from local suppliers. Be sure to like our The Caring Place on Facebook for suggested items to add to your shopping list! Thank you for helping your neighbor in the fight against hunger this summer!

Mission Statement

The Caring Place is an ecumenical Christian, non-profit organization.  Its mission is to model the love of Christ by addressing basic spiritual, physical and social needs of people in Bradley County, Tennessee.

Vision Statement

The Caring Place envisions a community that every person has access to the resources they need to thrive, and where barriers are removed through active collaboration across agency, church, government, and economic sectors to see an end to poverty in our community.


Food – We accept fresh, frozen and non-perishable items during our hours of operation. If you are interested in holding a food drive for The Caring Place, please contact our food warehouse manager, Sheila McElhaney.

Clothing– We accept new and gently used clean and ready to wear clothing during our hours of operation. Please do not leave clothing outside the building.

Linens and small household items– we accept bedding, towels and basic items needed to set up housekeeping. (Example: dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans, coffee makers etc.)

Financially – You can donate via our Donations page by clicking here.