Recipient Information

The 2017 Empty Stocking Distribution Day will be
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Location: Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park
3301 Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914

The Empty Stocking Fund will return to the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park in 2017. It takes hundreds of volunteers to prepare the food baskets and toys for distribution. Individuals and groups who would like to help with the creation or distribution of food baskets are welcomed.

ESF Hotline 865-524-2521

This year’s application process for the ESF program will begin in November.  Registration times and location are listed below or you can call 865-524-2521 for more information or to leave a message.  The Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC), a local social service agency, screens and manager the recipient process.

Dates and Times:

  • Mon., Nov. 20– Wed., Nov. 22 from 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Mon., Nov. 27 –  Fri., Dec. 1 from 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 2 LT Ross Building Only  - 8:30 am to 1pm


  • East Center 4200 Asheville Hwy in the Holston Shopping Center
  • West Center 2247 Western Avenue/LT Ross Building
  • South Center 522 Old Maryville Pike in the Vestal Boys and Girls Center

Items you must bring to apply:

  • Proof of Social Security numbers for all members in the household, no exceptions
  • Proof of all household income, earned and unearned
  • Proof of rent or mortgage
  • Recent utility bill