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                Food to the Rescue

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in Cookeville, TN that delivers meals to local children which otherwise would not have food during seasonal school breaks.  FTTR partners with local businesses, volunteers, and delivery persons to assist in distributing meals to children enrolled in our program. We currently serve Putnam County and Overton County in Tennessee. To learn more about our organization, please visit our 'About Us' page.


According to recent studies, one in five children in Middle Tennessee does not know from where the next meal will come. There is a significant food insecurity issue in the Putnam and Overton County communities. The goal of FTTR is to ensure that time away from school does not cause our local children to go hungry. Please visit our 'Get Involved' page to see how you can help us continue feeding hope to the children that need it most! Or Click on VOLUNTEER to help with our next distribution!


Your donation will help us be able to deliver food to children during the 2024 seasonal school breaks!

Want more info on child sponsorship? Click here

Please consider sponsoring a local child today!
                                 NEED SERVICE?

If you have a child or know child that you believe would benefit from our services, you may click the APPLY button to fill out an application for service.

  Our services are strictly for families who feel they qualify for our meal delivery program. To apply the follow criteria MUST be met: 

-Under the age of 18 

-Over the age of 1

-A food insecure household

-Home address in Putnam or Overton County, TN

-No unrestrained aggressive animals on the property.

If you are accepted to the program, you must confirm your address before each delivery. (If you do not confirm, you will not get food.) Delivery varies with each break, but normally the Thursday before the break.

Summer Break Delivery

May 16th, 2024 for Putnam County

May 17th, 2024 for Overton County

Deadline to apply May 1, 2024

June 20th, 2024 for Putnam County

June 21st, 2024 for Overton County

Deadline to apply June 1, 2024

July 18th, 2024 for Putnam County

July 19th, 2024 for Overton County

Deadline to apply July 1, 2024

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