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Free and Discounted Food

For those suffering from financial difficulties there are places to go in Nashville and Middle Tennessee to find free and discounted food.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has a network of locations, partners and programs involved in providing free food to people in need. The organization collects donations and then distributes food and other products to about 400 not-for-profit partner agencies in 46 counties in Midde and West Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, foster care facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs. They are headquartered at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville TN 37228. Phone is 615-329-3491. 

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is part of America's Second Harvest Network, which has more than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Purto Rico. America's Second Harvest Network is the nation's largest charitable hunger relief organization supporting approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies helping more than 25 million people in-need.

Emergency Food Box Program

Second Harvest manages an Emergency Food Box program to feed individuals and families on an urgent need basis at multiple sites throughout Middle Tennessee. Those needing assistance should bring Social Security cards for each member of the household and an item with their address on it such as a piece of mail,bill or lease. Persons who do not have a social security number can still receive a food box.

An emergency food box provides two to three days worth of staple food items based on the number of members in a household. The boxes contain non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meat, macaroni & cheese, rice, beans, peanut butter, cereal and crackers. For more information on the Emergency Food Box program call 615-329-3491. 

Davidson County
There are 15 Emergency Food Box sites in Davidson County. Food for the program is provided through many sources including individual, corporate and organizational food drives, collection barrels at the county's Kroger and Food Lion grocery stores, and community-wide food drives such as the Tennessee Titans Food Drive, the Nashville Predators Food Drive and the Letter Carriers' Food Drive.

Locations and Pickup Times
East Nashville Cooperative Ministry
807 Main St.
Nashville, TN 37206
Food Boxes 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
Homeless Lunches 12pm-1pm

Martha O'Bryan Center
711 S 7th Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm

New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church
208 Gatewood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37207
Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm

Salvation Army Magness Potter
225 Berry St.
Nashville, TN 37207
Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm

Bethlehem Center of Nashville
1417 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:30 am

Lutheran Family Services
1628 8th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37208
Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-11am
Friday 8:30am-11am

Progressive Baptist Church
1419 12th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37203
Monday-Thursday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Temple Baptist Church
3720 Kings Lane
Nashville, TN 37218
Wednesday 1pm-3pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Hamilton Church United Methodist Church
3105 Hamilton Church Rd.
Antioch, TN 37013
Monday and Wednesday 4-pm-6pm
Saturday 9am-12pm

St. Luke's Community House
5601 New York Ave.
Nashville, TN 37209
Monday-Friday 9am-1:30pm

Christian Cooperative Ministry
201 Madison, TN 37209
Monday-Friday 9am-1:30pm

Donelson Christian Church
2319 Lebanon Rd.
Nashville, TN 37214
Monday-Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm

Goodlettsville Help Center
108 Depot St.
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Monday-Friday 11am-3pm

Napier Community Center
73 Fairfield Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210
Monday-Friday 12pm-1pm

New Song Christian Fellowship
2949 Nolensville Rd.
Nashville TN 37210
Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm-1:45pm 






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