Become a Meal Partner

Every week, The Nashville Food Project shares more than 3,500 nutritious, made-from-scratch meals and snacks and over 500 lbs of donated food with communities around Nashville. We work with a variety of partners to better serve those who are living in the margins of our city, including after school programs, ESL classes, emergency shelters and more. By offering food support to other established nonprofits and community groups, this food helps create opportunities for our partners to focus energy and resources on their unique missions.

Depending on the needs of the partner, meals and snacks are either dropped off by TNFP to be served internally by the partner, or are served by TNFP volunteers at a scheduled time. We also prioritize sharing our excess donated foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, with community partners who need access to healthy ingredients or need fridges stocked for their residential clients.


To be eligible, a partner 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 and no more than 125 people
  • Prioritize decreasing food waste

submit a proposal

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