COCKE COUNTY—Plans are in place for USDA Food Commodities to be distributed by Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority and its Cocke County Neighborhood Service Center later this month.

The distribution will be held at the National Guard Armory located off Cosby Highway on Tuesday, June 29 starting at 9 a.m. and will last until all food is distributed or until 2 p.m. The distribution is funded under an agreement with the TN Department of Agriculture.

This service will be a DRIVE-THRU service only and therefore no one should exit their vehicles OR park at any time. This is to ensure proper social distancing and the health and well-being of all recipients, volunteers, and staff. Entrance will be directly off Cosby Highway (at the large military tank and flag pole). All cars will need to remain in a single file line and stay to the LEFT of the armory building.

Eligibility will be based on proof of Cocke County residency and total monthly household income not in excess of the state-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size. Recipients must plan on bringing proof of residency and have knowledge of their households’ current monthly income.

No one shall be excluded from participation in or denied benefits based on the grounds of handicap and/or disability, age, race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

For more information, call Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority Cocke County Neighborhood Service Center at 423-623-3066.

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