The project organizers went through local pharmacies, schools and churches to get names of families in need and honored all of the requests, according to Terry England of England, Inc.
"This touches every corner and community of Claiborne County," he said.
Each box has enough food in it to feed 10 people, he said.
"Our target was to feed 6,000 people this Christmas," England added.
The boxes were loaded into a tractor-trailer truck and taken to the New Tazewell Optimist Park, where families could pick them up. Several people helped to deliver them to outlying communities such as the Clairfield and Eagan areas.
"We are grateful to each and every person who helped with this," England said.
The food boxes were provided through the generosity of Duncan Lumber and the Duncan family; First Century Bank and the Yoakum and Barger families; Homesteader and the Mountain family; The Jack Cate Memorial; Arnold Dwight England Foundation and Food City.