Month: April 2019

Generous Helpings Sneak Peek with Butcher & Bee’s Bryan Weaver

Generous Helpings is quickly approaching on May 9, but before we head to City Winery for a night of tastings from Nashville’s best restaurants, we talked with Bryan Weaver, executive chef at East Nashville’s Butcher & Bee and the winner of last year’s Generous Helpings People’s Choice Award. He gave us a clue of what …

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Keith

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 …

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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 …

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Discovery Place

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 …

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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, …

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