Distributes more than 1,800 bags of food.

Assists 5,538 Rhea County residents.


The We Care Food Pantry was the first program of its kind in Rhea County, created to provide food for families and individuals — whether for emergency situations or on a long-term basis.

We Care is getting closer to its goal of ending hunger in Rhea County. In 2012, alone, we provided 22,771 bags containing 285 tons of food to our hungry neighbors.

However, we couldn't do this work alone. We rely on the support of partners like the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, the USDA food program and the Chattanooga Food Bank — as well as individual and corporate donors like WalMartBi-Lo, local scout troops and churches. We are neighbors helping neighbors, and we rely on community support to continue and expand our footprint of good. 

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For more information about We Care's Food Programs, call 423-775-1000 or email us!

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Groups in Rhea County come together to provide a Christmas to remember for Families

Before We Care General Manager Alton Steen walked into Charlie Roger’s Ford in search of a new vehicle, sales specialist Brian Smith had heard of the organization, but didn’t know the far-reaching impact they have on our community.  The more he learned, the more he liked.

“I was very impressed with We Care and how they operate,” says Smith.  “I like the way they give a hand up, not a hand out.”

You know God is working through you when you see faces of children, and faces of parents light up when they see their children happy.

Brian Smith - Charlie Roger's Ford

And Smith has a history of helping others himself.  Before returning to Dayton, Smith spear-headed an effort in Texas to provide Christmas for families in need.

With the holiday season on the horizon, Smith found the perfect partner in We Care to implement that program right here in Rhea County. 

The Gift of Giving

Smith understands the true gift of Christmas is giving and how important...  read more  (article from Rhea Review)

 Picture from Rhea Review

Here are some photos of who and where the toys went.  These were some very excited children.  Santa took time to visit.

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