Welcome to CROSS Food Ministry

CROSS Food Ministry is a local food & assistance ministry, serving the tri-county Seymour community, on mission to meet real needs regardless of religious beliefs. CROSS is supported financially by sponsoring churches, community fundraisers, local businesses, and other generous gifts.

For over 25 years CROSS has provided these services:

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


In 1989, CROSS Food Ministry was envisioned by Reverend J.E. Johnson, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Seymour United Methodist Church, and Eusebia Presbyterian Church. It was decided more could be done for those in need fortunate if churches pooled their assets.

The purpose of the organization was to provide food, financial assistance, medical assistance, or such other service as may be deemed appropriate. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors (one board member from each church). At the present time there are 13 churches sponsoring CROSS and 100 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
 * CROSS is not open during Federal & Religious Holidays or severe weather days