Our Kitchen


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It may be a small space, but big things are happening here. The Nashville Food Project kitchen has become a clearing house for thousands of pounds of food gleaned from local farms and farmers markets, grown in our two gardens, and reclaimed from local supermarkets. Depending on the day, you may find volunteers chopping fresh vegetables for our meals, making salad with lettuce from our gardens, or blanching large yields of produce to freeze for use during the winter months.

All of our hot meals are prepared by volunteers based on what has recently come into our kitchen. Our “iron chef” volunteers have no shortage of creativity, and the result is always a beautiful and nutritious meal.

Meal Prep occurs every Tuesday from 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm and on Thursday from 1:00pm-3:00pm. During these times our volunteers complete a variety of food prep tasks such as cleaning and chopping produce, making salads, and assisting with dessert making in the kitchen. Our food prep opportunity does not require a long term commitment; however, it is necessary for you to register in advance through our website or our partner Hands On Nashville.

Ready to volunteer? Sign up here.