a Living hungry is no way to live. In our area, nearly 200,000 people could face hunger, for many different reasons. Men and women, children and adults, the working poor, the out-of-work, the elderly, the disabled. Get Help t Living hungry is no way to live. With help, hunger is a struggle that can be overcome. Take the first step by learning more about our programs that can help feed you and your family. Get Started p Become a Volunteer in Our Community Eliminating hunger calls for more than money and resources. It calls for people and energy. Becoming a volunteer or leading a food drive gives you the opportunity to fight against the causes of hunger and to effect a change you can see. Donate Now a Giving Powerfully Asking for help takes courage. Help feed a family facing hunger today. Donate Now

HaCoBA Care's mission is to eliminate hunger and promote spiritual wellness in our region.

Caring for Kids

Hunger affects how kids learn and develop. We help kids grow up healthy.

Support for Seniors

Many seniors face a choice: buy food, or pay living expenses. Our food ministry helps take these hard decisions off the table.

Emergency Response

In times of personal crisis as well as city-wide disasters, we help families get the food they need.

Distribution Network

Over a dozen local partner agencies work with us to relieve hunger.

Mobile Delivery

For those who lack access to transportation as well as nutritious food, our delivery programs can help.

How We Source Food

With the help of retailers, manufacturers, farmers and buying alliances, we provide food for those in need year round.

How To Become A Volunteer?

Eliminating hunger takes more than money and resources. It calls for people. Becoming a volunteer or leading a food drive gives you the opportunity to fight against the causes of hunger and to effect a change you can see.

Register As A Volunteer


Our current needs include: sorting donations, making food boxes and food distribution at our warehouse, as well as distributing food from the pantries.

Crisis, hunger, and security can affect anyone, at any time. Connecting people in need with local resources is a critical part of our mission. Whether you are in crisis, or need a little support, we’re here to help.

Meet Our Volunteers

Marvin Kirkpatrick



Assistant Director

Ken Adkins


Jim Davis

Food Boxes

Toni Davis

Food Boxes

Clyde Gilliam

Food Boxes

Earline Gilliam

Friday Coordinator

Carlene Jones


Gene Pickens

Food Boxes

Linn Pickens

Food Boxes

John Skiles


Anita Stephens


Nancy Swift







People Helped


Food Boxes

Our Staff

The HaCoBA Care Ministry is only possible due to the continued support of the local Hamilton County Baptist churches.

Dennis Culbreth

Director of Missions


Jackson Bowman

Assistant Director of Missions


Karen Robinson

Financial Assistant


Penny Arwood

Administration Assistant


Marvin Kirkpatrick

Director of HaCoBA Care


Steven Johnston

Campus Minister at UTC Baptist Collegiate Ministries


Frank Ogle

City Reach Coordinator