What It’s Like To Volunteer with The Nashville Food Project (Courtesy of Nashville Scene)

We couldn’t resist sharing this great article, written by Nashville Scene food blogger Chris Chamberlain, giving a glimpse of what it’s like to volunteer with The Nashville Food Project.

Chris shares the history of The Nashville Food Project, its mission to help address poverty and food insecurity in Nashville, and how the organization is tackling these big issues via volunteers, cooking, growing, and outreach.

Chris writes: “I was fortunate enough to be invited to join Judy Wright and Mary Carter in the kitchen recently as we all worked to prepare 100 nutritious and tasty meals for people living in several North Nashville hotels. Like an episode of Chopped, we took a few minutes to meal-plan as we shopped the pantry to see what was available, with particular attention to ensuring that as little food was wasted as possible. …

“… The afternoon cooking schedule stays fairly full, but where you Bitesters could really help out is with their Tuesday prep work. A combination of Hands On Nashville volunteers and other good folks who just come over the transom work together in shifts to wash and chop vegetables, slice bread, make desserts, and participate in other aspects of meal preparation.

“… by all accounts it is a very fun atmosphere if you’d like to help out with this worthy venture. Judy described it as a joyous ‘Kibbutz-like’ environment with people from all walks of life coming together to work in the prep kitchen while they socialize with new friends and catch up with old ones. For a genuinely rewarding way to give back to your community, I encourage you to consider supporting The Nashville Food Project with your time, your money or both.”

Ok, that sounds FUN. Sign us up.

>Read Chris’ entire blog post here: Cooking Up a Storm with The Nashville Food Project.

>Sign up to volunteer with The Nashville Food Project at HON.org. 

One of the things we love about Nashville is the community of compassionate people working hard to create a more sustainable food system with increased access to fresh, healthy food. The Nashville Food Project, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, East Nashville Cooperative Ministry, Good Food for Good People, Nashville Mobile Market, West Nashville United Methodist Church, Nashville Urban Harvest, Community Food Advocates, and many others offer ways for the community to get involved in this work. Volunteer opportunities with many of these organizations and at Hands On Nashville’s own Urban Farm are available at HON.org. Have questions about how volunteering via HON.org works? Email us.


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