By the Numbers
The Empty Stocking Fund’s Mission
We’re a 100% local, volunteer-run organization focused completely on helping East Tennessee families experiencing food insecurity. As a nonprofit run by the Knoxville News Sentinel since 1912, we help make the holidays brighter for those who need it most.
Families are asking for food donations more than ever. With your financial help, our team of volunteers will distribute 3,000 baskets of food for a nutritious holiday meal plus enough staples to get through a week.
Our goal of providing hundreds more baskets to meet demand can only be achieved with your continuous support. Year-round donations help us make the most efficient plans for filling that need.