Metropolitan Ministries is Here To Help

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 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 the 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.

Metropolitan Ministries
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
Every Tuesday

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