Hungry? Let us help!

Brainerd Community Food Pantry

Food Distribution is scheduled for every
2nd & 4th Wednesday from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

The Brainerd Community Food Pantry is a non-profit program hosted by Brainerd United Methodist Church with involvement from faith-based organizations, businesses, neighborhood, and school 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 – 6:00pm
4th Wednesday: 4:30 – 6:00pm

If you would like your organization to be involved, please contact us at If you need food assistance on a non-distribution day, please contact the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at (423) 622-1800 or call 211.

Interested In Volunteering?

There are several ways to volunteer as individuals or as small groups up to five. Volunteers can help from hosting a food drive to handing out food at one of our bi-monthly food distributions. Get involved, today!

  • Help unpack food and prepare boxes on the 2nd or 4th Tuesday of the month
  • Help distribute food on the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Help with Traffic Control during food distributions
  • Help find corporate and local business sponsors
  • Help recruit businesses to hold food drives
  • 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

*Items can be delivered to Brainerd UMC on the 2nd and 4th Monday and Tuesday of each month.