Food, friends, and fellowship help people become more neighborly. Our local sponsors ARE our neighbors…literally. They lift us up and engage with our community center and thrift store on a daily basis. They stop by with food. They drop off a check. They deliver “good stuff” to our Friends & Family Thrift Store. Our national sponsors believe in what we are doing and send their support. Other national sponsors reach out to Mooresburg, TN…Some have even been able to visit and see our work in
action and experience the beautiful mountain views.
A huge thank you to Meals on Wheels America, for partnering with MCA during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Another thank you for our 2022 Discovery Pet Grant to survey the community about needed pet services and the 2023 Pet Grant for Emergency Pet Services.
On June 28, 2022, T-Mobile presented MCA with a $47,000 Hometown grant to assist in the renovation of the new community center location.
On January 22, 2014, MCA received a $105,000 contribution to assist with its emergency food pantry, community outreach and education, and its “Meals in the Hills” program. An additional grant of $25,000 was given to the MCA in September 2015 to be used for food and supplies.
Founded in 1985, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds. MAZON means “food” or “sustenance” in Hebrew. MAZON supports community-based organizations in rural and remote areas of the United States and is currently helping Mooresburg become a hunger-free neighborhood.
Short Mountain Silica and Short Mountain Trucking have been an ongoing supporter of the MCA. Located right in Mooresburg, they have generously provided food for our pantry as well as donating a mobile home to be used as the new Thrift Store, and matching our pet food amount from our 2023 MOW Pet Grant.
Connections Network, funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awarded a mini-grant of $2,000 for the relocation of the community center.
In October 2014, MCA received a $43,397 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to assist with the continued offering of services in the Mooresburg community. This one year grant was used to benefit over 500 individuals live better and more productive lives.