Community Partners

The Nashville Food Project is fortunate to work within a network of supportive partnerships in our city. Our relationships with our partners truly make us better!

The Center for Refugee and Immigrants of Tennessee (CRIT) provides support and resettlement services to diverse refugee populations in Middle Tennessee. CRIT clients work with us at our Wedgewood Garden to grow food for our food programs, learn best practices for growing in the Tennessee climate, and practice their English skills!

Community Food Advocates provides information on food stamp outreach to residents in the communities where we serve meals.

Diersen Charitiesresidents volunteer weekly in our prep room and help prepare lunch once a month that is served from our truck at Operation Stand Down.  We appreciate Diersen’s commitment to giving back and the care they show when creating this meal for others.

FiftyForward volunteers enjoy helping in our prep room and always share a few new recipe ideas with us. They also lead three of our meal deliveries to Operation Stand Down where they help serve the delicious meals they are involved in preparing.

Franklin Road Academy supports all aspects of our organization, from hosting fundraising events to providing student volunteers and placing Turner Fellows with us for a summer internship.

Front Porch Ministry provides a safe neighborhood retreat for kids and moms in the McFerrin Park neighborhood. We join the Front Porch Family for open porch time on Saturday afternoons with meals and fresh produce.

Hands On Nashville connects us with volunteers from across Nashville. Projects are listed on the Hands On online project calendar making it easy for new volunteers to discover our agency and learn about our work.

Harvest Hands youth engage in our Wedgewood garden to work and learn about growing food then put their knowledge into practice by creating healthy snacks. Harvest Hands is a nonprofit organization that cultivates community in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood with our Wedgewood garden providing a great communal gathering space.

The Oasis Center youth from the International Teen Outreach Program (ITOP) volunteer weekly during the school year in Wedgewood Urban Garden. These young adults inspire us with their leadership, community spirit and muscles!

Open Table, Inc. partners with local churches to host emergency winter warming shelters when temperatures dip below 25 degrees. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests of the shelters.

Operation Stand Down residents receive our meals and give back by volunteering weekly in our Wedgewood Urban Garden and cooking a meal once a month. These veterans enjoy working with us to tend the diverse crops that go into their meals and learning how to prepare them.

Urban Housing Solutions partners with us in our meal program. We deliver meals in several UHS facilities along Murfreesboro Pike. Some UHS residents give back by volunteering in our prep room.