Did you know that Sharps Chapel has an FCE group? FCE is a nationwide organization. The Union County clubs, organized under the direction of the University of Tennessee, are dedicated to the purpose of helping people become better homemakers and community members. Home economics activities are carried out through monthly FCE meetings, special interest activities, workshops, mass media, and individual contacts. All clubs, activities and events are open to everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. When not having special trips/events, Sharps Chapel FCE meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month @ 1 p.m. at the Sharps Chapel Community Center on Sharps Chapel Road near the Sharps Chapel Elementary School. Guests and new members are welcome! Contact: Carolyn Shields: 865-278-3890.
Donation can be mailed to The Pantry's bookkeeper at: Union County Food Pantry, c/o Tracy Maples, 926 Beard Valley Road, Maynardville, TN 37807. For information, please contact Kitty Lewis (865-992-4335).
Union County Food Pantry serves 300 people every other week. By participating in a buying program with Second Harvest, they have the opportunity to purchase food items at .19 cents a pound. While this is a major savings over local grocery stores, there are items that weigh too much to purchase regularly on the program budget. These items include flour, sugar and evaporated milk, things we all buy each time we shop. There is a basket in the clubhouse for any donations you may want to share.
The Union County Food Pantry also welcomes volunteers! Food Distribution Days are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 2-5 p.m. Please contact Pat Blackburn at 865-278-3289 if you would be interested in volunteering or have any questions regarding their program.
On the second Saturday of each month, the Upper Room Ministries in New Tazewell, Tennessee, provides 200 boxes of food to Tennessee families in need. The food is provided by resources from the Second Harvest of East Tennessee and Upper Room Ministries. On the Friday before, the boxes of food are prepared. Please click here
for information on how you can donate and/or 2020 dates to volunteer.