Community Success Starts with Community Leaders

At The Nashville Food Project we believe that learning and teaching have less to do with curriculum and everything to do with leadership, belonging, and understanding needs. We believe that leadership must come from within the community to make a difference and help grow connection. For that reason each community garden has selected one or two leaders to represent their communities needs in the garden.

Nourish 2018 - A Recap

Last week we were honored to host our 8th annual fundraiser, Nourish. It is a time looked forward to by many as we have the opportunity to share joy and connection over a meticulously planned and prepared meal. Nourish is not just a fundraiser but a time to celebrate our accomplishments with our friends, volunteers, community members and biggest supporters…

Health As Healing

At TNFP, we are always seeking creative ways to use the food in our care to better support our community. The result? Over 30 unique partnerships, each formed to match the needs of that unique community, from a fresh market set-up at a retirement community, to stocking comfort food for children waiting for placement in a foster or kinship home. In this post, our Food Donations Coordinator reflects on the diverse ways food can foster health and healing.

Wasted Food = Wasted Nutrition

We’ve all been there before - the broccoli stems left over after a dinner party, strawberries that you meant to eat but didn’t get to - all thrown out and wasted. 40-percent of all food produced is wasted while at the same time 1 in 7 children are struggling with hunger according to Feeding America. Believe it or not, there are some staggering nutritional benefits to lowering your food waste…

Painting a Future Together: TNFP & St. Luke's

How do you create a community? It’s a big question with a complex answer. At The Nashville Food Project we believe it happens one meal and one relationship at a time. St. Luke’s Community House and TNFP are teaming up to paint a future filled with connection and meals for even more Nashvillians by sharing a space at St. Luke's called the Mural Room.

Scaling Back Nashville's Free School Lunch Program

Last month, Nashville schools announced a scale back of a program which for the past 4 years has provided free lunch to all Metro school students, regardless of income. We reached out the The Tennessee Justice Center to help us understand the changes and what is at stake.