Standing in the Gap

The Caring Place: We believe that every person should have access to resources they need to thrive.

Join with us and “Stand in the Gap” with our neighbors who need a hand up in their time of need.

  • Food Bags Ready for Distribution
    Food Bags Ready for Distribution
  • Sac Pac for our Students
    Sac Pac for our Students
  • Getting Ahead Cohort
    Getting Ahead Cohort
  • Children's Clothing
    Children's Clothing


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.