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Current Information


The Gerry McDonald Mission House is a ministry of First Oneida United Methodist Church. The Mission House helps to provide food to the hungry in Scott County. Food is purchased from Second Harvest, received as donations, or obtained from the United States Department of Agriculture. The Mission House serves approximately 250 to 300 families per month. Volunteers come from the church, the community, the Boy Scouts, and local schools. We are especially grateful to the students, teachers, and administrators of Oneida High School who give of their time and their hearts to help serve their fellow Scott Countians.


1st Thursday of month - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All other Thursdays - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

Persons who are not receiving Government Assistance are eligible to receive food if their income is below the following amounts:

1 person in the household: $23107

2 persons in the household: $31284

3 persons in the household: $39461

4 persons in the household: $47638

5 persons in the household: $55815

6 persons in the household: $63992

For each additional member add $8177

If you are receiving government assistance you are eligible to receive food regardless of income. Examples of assistance include: Food Stamps (SNAP), TennCare, Low Energy Assistance, Public Housing, AFDC, Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, and SSI Disability.

You should bring proof of Scott County Residence, proof of income or proof of assistance at your first visit or during annual re-registration in October.


For information on how you can donate your time by volunteering or how to make a monetary or food donation, contact the Church office at 423-569-8828 or the Mission House Director, Mike Fayer, at 423-539-4423.


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