We have outgrown our building.
As the ministry serves an ever-increasing need
in the community, we need more and more space for workflow processes.
When the Sevier County Food Ministries started in March of 1992, we served 135 families in
the first week. Over the past ten years Sevier County Food Ministries
has gone from serving an average of 764 families per week to an average
of 1,123 families per week.
The population of Sevier County in 1992 was
51,043. The estimated population for 2010 is 86,243. Thatís a population
increase of almost 69%.
The ministry needs:
- Repairs to a roof with serious and frequent leaks
- More space for storage and distribution of food
- More space to meet privately with neighbors who are needing counseling and prayer
- More space for administering the daily operations of the food ministry
- More space for the Hope Room to store items to be given away for emergency needs (e.g. after a fire, clothes for an interview, etc.)
- More space for the thrift store to store, process and display non-food donations from the community
Mr. Hugh Ogle, retired owner of Community Techtonics, has donated his
time and talents to draw an architectural design for the needed changes.
Mr. Don Hubbard, a professional construction project manager, has
donated his time to make an estimate of building costs and will
supervise the actual building expansion project to its conclusion. The
estimated cost of the entire project is $182,000.
The Steering Committee of the ministry has determined to proceed with
A) When the total monies needed for the project are available and
B) On the condition that we continue ministering to the needs of the
community without interruption during the construction process.
Our goal is to have the $182,000 in the bank by the beginning of 2011
without taking away from any of the money so desperately needed for
food. Our hope is to make improvements before the roof, etc. deteriorate
The Steering Committee of Sevier County Food Ministries asks you to
prayerfully consider helping the ministry in our time of need.
If you feel led to help Sevier County Food Ministries have more space to
do all the good work that they are doing for so many, please contact
Jim Johnson, Steering Committee Chairman, at (865) 436-7877 and ask
about the expansion project for Sevier County Food Ministries.
Or, please send your donation to:
Sevier County Food Ministries
ATTN: Building Fund
PO Box 6042
Sevierville, TN 37864
Sevier County Food Ministries Steering Committee