Host a Food Drive

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When The Nashville Food Project’s truck pulls into Fisk Courts stocked with pantry staples and fresh produce harvested that morning from our gardens, no one is happier than long-term Fisk resident Shirley. She will prepare a meal that evening for her neighbors to sit down and enjoy alongside her. A local homeless caseworker calls the TNFP office requesting a food box for a resident newly relocated from the streets into an apartment. From a pantry donation of pecans and dried fruit, we are able to make a snack of homemade granola for the children we serve at Front Porch Ministries.

These community members are recipients of healthy pantry staples and produce from our gardens. Volunteer organized food drives help make this possible by filling our pantry shelves with staples that directly benefits low-income residents in the communities we serve with our weekly hot meal program. Our aim is to continue the nutritious focus of our hot meals by providing pantry staples that encourage at home healthy cooking and eating habits.

Hunger exists in our city. One in six adults and one in four children struggle to have enough food. Many live in food deserts where access to food is limited to processed and packaged items from a convenience market. We believe that healthy food is a right, not a privilege, and we strive to make this possible with your help.

Consider hosting a food drive with your family, co-workers, faith group, school, or friends. Contact Anne, our meal coordinator, to learn more about our pantry needs and how you can help.

Gift cards to grocery stores or Sam’s Club are also appreciated.