AIO is working to address food and energy insecurity in Knox County. Working hand in hand with our partner organizations, we strive to provide the services that are vital to a family’s health and well-being.

AIO’s two core programs—Food Assistance and Energy Assistance—ensure that Knox County residents who are food or energy insecure receive the support they need. AIO’s Food Assistance programs include the Food Pantry and the Weekend Meal Program (formerly known as Backpack), which ensure access to food for children and families when they need it.

Our Energy Assistance program provides heating assistance during the winter months, in partnership with local fuel providers. In addition we help prevent electricity disconnections in partnership with CMP.

AIO also partners with other community service organizations to help our clients connect with additional resources they need.

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AIO Volunteers Needed in Rockland!

There are new volunteer opportunities at AIO in Rockland. They are open to anyone who wants to get involved in the community! New roles include: - Community Garden Team 🌱- plant, water, and harvest the raised beds at AIO on Saturday mornings - Diaper Project Team 👶 - bundle and ...
Help AIO Build a Community Garden

Stop by AIO Food & Energy Assistance to see the newly installed raised beds! We will be planting all edible annuals and perennials in the beds and hanging baskets this Friday afternoon. The garden will be open for anyone in the community to harvest and leftover produce will go to the food ...
AIO Hires New Warehouse Managers

AIO Food & Energy Assistance is excited to announce the hire of Annie Woodruff and Michael Ott as AIO's new Warehouse co-managers. Many of you have already met and grown to love these two as volunteers in the food pantry - but for the past month they have been thriving in leadership roles. Annie,...
A Look Inside AIO's Free Food Distribution Box!

Reduce your grocery shopping expense for your family at AIO Food & Energy Assistance. We provide nearly 35-pounds of dairy, produce, meat and dry goods to everyone who could use a little help making ends meet. Clients receive pre-packaged bags and boxes of fresh groceries FOR FREE - distributed ...