LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – USDA commodity food distributions are scheduled this week for Campbell County. That’s Tuesday, March 5, at the Jellico Library at 104 North Main Street from 9:30am – 11:30am or until the food is gone. The other distribution is on Wednesday, March 6, at the La Follette Community Center, the former West La Follette School, on 300 West Beech Street from 8:30am until 3pm (lunch break from noon to 1:30pm) or until the food is gone.

At La Follette, commodities will be distributed during the hours of 8:30am until noon and then from 1pm until 3pm or until the food is gone.  The staff will break for lunch from noon to 1pm.

The staff at ETHRA requests that no one arrive more than 30 minutes ahead of the start time.  Arriving too early creates congestion and confusion.

Everyone must bring a box, bag or crate to carry your USDA commodities food.  ETHRA does not provide containers.

You may pick up food for up to three households only.

In accordance with federal law, both ETHRA and the USDA are prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Anyone with questions can call Renee` at the local Campbell County ETHRA Office at 423.562.2948 extension 5202.  Darlene’s extension is 5201. 

A card is not required to pick up food. People are ask to bring proof of receiving Food Stamps, SNAP benefits, TANF (Families First), SSI, LIHEAP (energy assistance) or live in public housing. However, if someone doesn’t have any of these, bring proof of household income.

Campbell County
Tuesday, March 5, Jellico Library
104 North Main Street
Jellico, Tennessee 37762 
9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Wednesday, March 6, La Follette Community Center 
300 West Beech Street (formerly West End School)
La Follette, Tennessee 37766
8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Lunch break noon until 1pm)

Distribution hours run as scheduled or until the food is gone.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/05/2024-6AM)