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Keith Goodwin: “What I love most is helping people”

If you’ve been to our Nashville Distribution Center in the past year, then you’ve probably met Keith. He’s a regular Reception Support volunteer and assists our full-time receptionist with daily tasks like greeting visitors and answering incoming calls to the food bank. Since he started volunteering in March 2018, Keith has already logged over 200 Read More

Linda McCafferty: “It is a need to serve”

With over 30 years of medical experience, Dr. Linda McCafferty has seen hunger up close. She’s seen patients who have to choose between filling their prescription and filling their pantry, whose poor nutrition only feeds their chronic illnesses, and who have suffered adverse emotional and mental effects from being food insecure. These first-hand experiences fuel Read More

Discovery Place: “The work is going to a great cause”

Discovery Place is one of our most consistent volunteer groups, but they’re also one of the most unique.      Located about 35 miles from our Nashville distribution center, Discovery Place is an addiction recovery program for men. “Being in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction comes with learning how to be of service to our Read More

Andreas Ritchie: “I know that I made a difference”

If Andreas is in the warehouse, you know it. It doesn’t matter if he’s sorting food, filling BackPacks, or packing Emergency Food Boxes, Andreas’ joyful personality and enthusiasm for our mission are hard to miss. After donating financially for years, Andreas came to our Nashville distribution center for an event. Seeing our operations up close, Read More

LifePoint Health: Making Communities Healthier Year After Year

In an effort to fight hunger and increase food access, LifePoint Health has provided over 1.4 million meals—and counting—to those in need. Earlier this month, our friends at LifePoint Health sponsored and volunteered at a Mobile Pantry that provided over 24,000 pounds of food to 141 families and 878 people. That in itself is an Read More

Healthy Recipes: Pasta Salad

In honor of Nutrition Month, our in-house dietitian is sharing another one of her favorite healthy recipes. This Pasta Salad recipe is a perfect make ahead meal to keep you full and energized throughout the week! PASTA SALAD Ingredients 1 box (16 oz) whole-grain pasta1 cup chopped tomatoes1 cup chopped zucchini1/2 cup balsamic dressing2 cup Read More

Your Business Can BITE Hunger!

Rally your colleagues and register your company for BITE Hunger! LIVE LOOK AT THE LEADERBOARD This spring, we’re hosting our BITE Hunger, Businesses Ignite To End Hunger, competition. BITE Hunger is a friendly competition among local businesses to raise food and funds to fight hunger in Middle Tennessee – and we need your help! HOW DOES THIS Read More

Healthy Recipes: Southwest Bean Dip

For Nutrition Month, our staff dietitian is sharing one of her favorite recipes that is as good for you as it is good to eat! This Southwest Bean Dip is packed with nutrients, easy to make, and best of all super delicious! Serve it as a dip, a side, or over a salad. You can’t Read More

The Cycle of Hunger and Health Issues

We’re taking a closer look at the Cycle of Hunger and Health Problems. What is it? And how do we break it? Not only are food-insecure individuals more likely to develop diet-related diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, but those chronic illnesses can further deplete their resources and keep them in need. It can Read More

Healthy Eating — Fact or Fiction?

We sort fact from fiction, so you know what nutrition advice you should follow and what you should skip. There is a lot of advice out there about how to eat healthy, but not all of it is good advice. We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but does it Read More






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