Winter months can be an especially rough time to have a financial emergency. For families and individuals in need of emergency financial or food assistance, there are local resources worth checking into.
Metropolitan Ministries (MetMin) have been working in the Chattanooga for nearly 40 years. They provide emergency assistance on a first come – first served basis. The MetMin doors are open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to discuss requests for help. There are great needs all over our city so the first 35 individual requests that come to their doorstep each day are heard. Wednesdays are reserved for individuals age 62 and older.
Understanding that each person’s situation is unique, Ministry staff and volunteers recommend emergency financial assistance on a case-by-case basis.
Rent Help: available only from the 1st-15th of each month.
Electric Help: available only from 15th-end of each month.
Food & Other Utility Help: available all month on Mon, Tues & Wed.
If you need help now please call 423-624-9650.
For complete information about services, location and hours please visit their website.
1112 McCallie Avenue
Metropolitan Ministries has also provided the following information on local food pantries.
Local Food Pantries
St. Elmo United Methodist Church
4626 St. Elmo Avenue
Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
East Ridge United Methodist Church
1601 Prater Road
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Pilgrim Congregational Church
400 Glenwood Drive
4th Saturday of every month
10am- to 12pm
One Accord Community Church
343 Sweetland Drive
Red Bank, TN
2nd Tuesday of each month
1:45 until food is gone
East Ridge Church of Christ
951 McBrien Road
*Furniture & Household items only