Since its beginning in 1974, BCEAC has been grounded in ecumenical dialogue and faith-based action on behalf of the underprivileged and underserved.
Over the years, BCEAC and its members have been instrumental in launching numerous outreach ministries to reach unmet needs in Blount County. In 2020, BCEAC continues to support Good Neighbors, Community Food Connection, and Family Promise, as well as other justice-based organizations and initiatives as we strive to build a more just and welcoming community here in Blount County . We hope you will learn more about these community ministries and join us in serving neighbors in need.
Good Neighbors is a 501 (c) (3) community ministry. Our mission is to help lift our Blount County neighbors out of a temporary crisis. Good Neighbors provides resources to maintain and/or increase the ability of our neighbors to cope with the challenges of everyday life. We do this in an atmosphere of love and respect, building partnerships through which Christ’s love can grow and by advocating for social justice within Blount County. Good Neighbors is funded by local area churches, individuals, BCEAC, United Way and other civic groups. Phone (865) 681-5420
Family Promise’s goal is to help families experiencing homelessness find lasting employment and housing within Blount County. Family Promise of Blount County includes a network of 28 congregations that provide host sites, meals, and support for guest families who commit to the case management program.
Read more: https://bceac.org/family-promise-of-blount-county/
Refer a family: blountfamilypromise.org/help
Phone (865) 233-4737
Established in 1991, Community Food Connection (CFC) of Blount County was born when a group of churches, concerned citizens and the Blount County Ecumenical Action Council decided to pool the resources of numerous food pantries in order to better ensure those in need received food. Committed to feeding the hungry in our community, our purpose is to provide emergency food to any Blount County resident in need. Every person who comes and asks will be given food – no one will ever be turned away. We provide one bag of food to each family that asks for assistance. Families may return after two weeks.
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a national network that builds collective power by advancing the rights of workers through unions, worker centers, and other expressions of the labor movement and by engaging diverse faith communities and allies in joint action, from grassroots organizing to shaping policy at the local, state and national levels.