Become a Meal Partner

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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

We’re currently accepting inquiries for new meal partnerships that would begin this fall! To begin the proposal process for a fall 2019 meal partnership, click the button below and submit an inquiry form no later than Friday, August 9th.