Hungry? Let us help!

Brainerd Community Food Pantry

The Brainerd Community Food Pantry is a non-profit ministry hosted by Brainerd United Methodist Church with church, business and non-profit partners from around the Chattanooga area. Our purpose is to help those who are hungry.


Brainerd United Methodist Church
4315 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Food Distribution Days & Times

The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
2nd Wednesday: 4:30 – 6:30pm
4th Wednesday: 11:00am – 1:00pm

If you would like your organization to be involved, please contact us at

Want to volunteer?

There are several ways to volunteer to help from hosting a food drive to handing out food at one of our bi-monthly food distributions. Get involved, today!

  • Help the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month Food Pantry operation
  • Help organize food on shelves and move delivered food to the pantry
  • Help recruit businesses to hold food drives
  • Help unpack food or pack boxes in the days before the food pantry runs
  • Help find corporate and local business sponsors
  • Help pick up food from food drives and retail locations

Current Collection Needs

At each food distribution, we have a number of items available for recipients in addition to food.

Canned Meats
Peanut Butter
Individual Serving Containers
Baby Formula
Baby Food
Baby Diapers
Adult Diapers

Thanks for visiting the Brainerd Community Food Pantry! Please consider donating to help with the start up costs and continued operation of this important project for our Brainerd Community. The first $5,000 raised will be matched by the Medical Society Foundation of Chattanooga!