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Rhonda Chafin

Rhonda Chafin

Executive Director

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Rhonda Chafin has been the Executive Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee since 1993. She is a native of Bristol, Tennessee, and a graduate of Virginia Intermont College with a B.A. Degree in Business Administration. She is a graduate of the Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Unicoi County, and Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership programs.

Ms. Chafin led the food bank to successful Building Capital Campaigns and relocated the food bank to Gray, Tennessee in 1998 to its current location in Kingsport, Tennessee in 2013. From 1998 to the present, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has continued to grow by starting new initiatives to help feed more people in need; Kids Café, Food for Kids-a backpack kids program, Prepared and Perishable Rescue Foods Program, Mobile Food Bank and Mobile Pantry Programs. In 2023, the food bank distributed approx. 12.9 million pounds of food to over 120 non-profit charities and 70 mobile sites that feed the hungry in the eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee.

Leadership Team

Tom Cromie

Sr. Operations Director

Megan Parks

Impact & Strategy Director

Kristen Reedy

Development Director

Beth Tanner



Lai Mooi Chai-Skocik

Executive Assistant

Leyla Cruz

Programs Manager

SNAP, Senior Grocery, Food for Kids, Mobile Food Pantry, Summer Feeding Program
(423) 269-2484

Jon Grim

Food Sourcing Manager

Lee Walker

Donor Relations Sr. Manager


Community Relations Manager

Ashley Penley

Donor Database Manager

Heather Russell

Accounting Supervisor

Michael Ledford

Facility and Food Defense Manager

Chuck Burrell

Warehouse and Logistics Manager

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What Can You Do To Make A Difference by Craig Cottingim

The following article was written by Craig Cottongim, New Song Church Pastor of Kingsport, TN. It was published in the Kingsport Times News on January 5th, 2024.   When my wife and I started dating as teenagers, she found food stashed in my bedroom. Surprised,...