Become a Meal Partner


Is there a way food could support the work of your organization or community group? Consider becoming a meal partner! The Nashville Food Project works with a variety of mission-aligned partners to better support people facing barriers to accessing nutritious foods in our community, including after school programs, ESL classes, emergency shelters and more. By offering quality food support on a sliding scale basis to other nonprofits and community groups, this food helps create opportunities for our partners to focus energy and resources on their unique missions.

To be eligible for a meal partnership, groups must meet the following requirements:

  • Located in Middle Tennessee

  • Serve people facing economic, health, cultural or social barriers

  • Support a regularly scheduled, ongoing gathering or program that helps reduce some of those barriers

  • Have an average attendance of at least 20 people

  • Prioritize decreasing food waste

  • If receiving and handling food at your location, the facility must have clean dry storage and refrigeration. You must also either provide access to the facility or have a person available to receive all food deliveries.

Meal Partnership Proposal Process

  1. Review TNFP eligibility requirements.

  2. Complete and submit an inquiry form.

  3. If all eligibility requirements are met, TNFP will schedule a meeting at your site.

  4. Submit demographic information & final proposal information.

  5. Meet with TNFP to review and sign a finalized meal partnership agreement.

  6. Receive your food!

We accept proposals for new meal partnerships on a rolling basis, and implement new partnerships as our capacity allows. To begin a proposal process, complete and submit the inquiry form below. Our Director of Kitchen Operations will then follow up with next steps.