A new food pantry is opening to help residents in need in Cocke County.
Trinity Baptist Church in Cosby is opening the Ark Food Pantry on Monday, January 14. It will distribute food boxes to families in need every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m.
According to the food pantry, Cocke County is the third poorest county in Tennessee with 5,000 residents. One in seven is considered chronically hungry.