The mission of the News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund (ESF)
is to provide food and toys to disadvantaged East Tennesseans
during the holidays.
Thank you to the Big Kahuna Wing Festival for raising $70,000
to benefit The Empty Stocking Fund, Second Harvest,
The Butterfly Fund and Big Hands Big Hearts!
History of the esf
When the late Raleigh Harrison, a Knoxville lawyer, and a group of Knoxville citizens proposed a project to feed needy families at Christmas back in 1912, they couldn’t have known that their big idea would still be going strong nearly a hundred years later...
FREE FLU SHOT SATURDAY
Free Flu Shot Saturday (FFSS) is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Empty Stocking Fund. For the past 20 years, free influenza immunizations have been offered on one Saturday in the fall in and around Knoxville to anyone who is interested...