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.

Click here to see a list of our current meal partners.

Meal Partnership Proposal Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a meal partner! We are not currently accepting new partnership requests as our fall enrollment period has closed. Click here to sign up for email alerts on future open enrollment periods.

To request food support for a one-time event, please submit a catering request.