HOW TO HELP

Food Insecurity

Community partners* are coordinating outreach efforts to support people living in encampments. As a direct result of COVID-19, food insecurity has become a big issue for people experiencing homelessness. We need about 150 more food boxes per week. With that, our partners will be able to serve about 400-500 people who currently have no other options than to stay outdoors (following CDC guidance on COVID-19).

 

We are asking for your help. Here are two options:

1. Make a monetary donation directly to the outreach food operations. You can donate online to Open Table Nashville or to The Bridge Ministry. Make sure you designate the donation to "Food for Encampments."

2. Donate food items directly. Items can be dropped off at Glencliff United Methodist Church, 2901 Glencliff Road, Monday through Thursday from 9am to noon. Please include trash bags and if possible some hygiene items including disinfectant wipes.

*Our Street 2 Home encampment coordination effort includes the Metro Homeless Impact Division, The Village at Glencliff, The Bridge Ministry, Open Table Nashville, Mental Health Cooperative, Park Center, The Salvation Army, Neighborhood Health, Shower Up, People Loving Nashville, Second Harvest, The Nashville Food Project, Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare, Shower The People, Colby's Army, and more (if you are not mentioned here, please email judith.tackett@nashville.gov - we'd like to list all the partners that keep joining this effort).