Welcome to C.R.O.S.S. Food Ministries


C.R.O.S.S., Inc. is a non-profit organization established by local churches in the Seymour area. C.R.O.S.S. is operated by volunteers who serve every aspect of the operations. Financial support is provided by sponsoring churches, community fundraisers, local businesses, and other generous gifts.

C.R.O.S.S. is a local food ministry serving the tri-county Seymour community for over twenty-three years. C.R.O.S.S. meets real needs regardless of religious beliefs by providing help with:

  • Food boxes
  • Utilities *
  • Propane *
  • Gas Vouchers for Doctor’s Appointments / Job Interviews *
  • Finding Needed Resources
    * Only when funds are available and limitations apply



C.R.O.S.S. was envisioned by Reverend J.E. Johnson, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Eusebia Presbyterian Church and the Seymour United Methodist Church in 1989. It was decided more could be done for the less fortunate if churches pooled their assets.

The purpose of the organization is to provide food, financial assitance, medical assistance, or such other service as may be deemed appropriate to the needy in the Seymour Community and all members of each church in the organization.

The organization is governed by a Board of Directors (one board member from each church). Each client is interviewed and processed according to procedures established by the Board of Directors.

At the present time there are 16 churches sponsoring C.R.OS.S. and there are over 60 active volunteers.



406 Boyds Creek Highway / P.O. Box 186
Seymour, TN 37865
Office: 865-579-6192 / 865-323-4415
Email: crossfoodministry@gmail.com

Monday & Tuesday …………. 10 AM – 2 PM
Wednesday thru Friday……. 10 AM – 12 PM
        (C.R.O.S.S. is not open during Federal & Religious Holidays or severe weather days)