Blount County Community Action Agency
A senior adult contacted our office in desperate need of food. Our Senior Nutrition office was able to provide a bag of groceries and some watermelon. The watermelon was the first to be delivered. Upon return to the person’s house with a bag of groceries, the person in need was busy eating the watermelon. “I’m so hungry that I needed to eat this now.” So hungry that food right that moment meant the world and the bag of groceries was secondary, but would sustain them for the days ahead.
Community Action is many things. Since its inception in 1964 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” it has served millions of Americans with energy assistance, hot meals, job and housing assistance and many other services. In Blount County, community action has been involved in the lives of some the County’s most vulnerable citizens since 1965. Through programs like Low Income Energy Assistance, Community Service Block Grant services, the Office on Aging, Senior Nutrition, Commodities distribution and Weatherization Blount County Community Action Agency (BCCAA) has improved the lives of thousands for over 50 years.
Join us as we provide these vitally important services to fellow Blount County citizens. Your donation makes a big difference in our local community.