Hungry? Let us help!

Red Bank Community Food Pantry

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


Red Bank United Methodist Church
3800 Dayton Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Food Distribution Days & Times

The first and third Thursdays of each month.
First Thursday: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Third Thursday: 5:00 – 6:00pm

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

Want to volunteer?

There 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 1st or 3rd Thursday 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

Plant a Row for Red Bank is a people-helping-people project providing a way for area gardeners to share their produce with neighbors served by the Red Bank Food Panty. Here’s how it works:

  1. PLANT EXTRA THIS SPRING to donate to the Food Pantry.
  2. DEVELOP A RHYTHM of gathering ripe produce the day before distribution days (the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month).
  3. DELIVER your produce to the Red Bank UMC office (3800 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415), open 8am-12pm & 1-4pm.
  4. ANY PRODUCE YOU HAVE RIPENING by the distribution dates is welcome!

Current Collection Needs

At each food distribution, we have a number of items available for recipients in addition to food. Due to complications with COVID-19, we are currently collecting:

Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Cleaning Products
Sanitary Products

Feel free to drop off any of these items at Red Bank United Methodist Church Monday through Thursday 8am – 4pm and Fridays 8am – 12pm.

Due to the COVID-19 virus we ask you to stay in your cars, and wait your turn as we will be loading your food in a drive-by manner from our Redding Road entrance. All volunteers will wear gloves and masks provided by RBCFP. Thank you so much.