Find a Food Bank Near Me
Whittaker Church of God2547 Higway 64 WestShelbyville, 37076Bedford931-808-0135Open: 4th Thurs 5-8pmSite type: Food Box
West Nashville Dream Center2704 Torbett St. (storage only)Nashville, 37209Davidson615-942-5559Open: Mon 4:30-5:30pm @ 4404 Tennessee Ave; Tues 10-10:30am @ Albion & 40th; Thurs 4:30-5:30 @ 307 Susannah Ct.; Fri 9-11am @ 39th Ave. N.; Sat 11:30am @ 2424 25th Ave. N.Site type: Food Box / Youth Program
WOMEN417 Welshwood Drive, Ste. 303Nashville, 37211Davidson615-256-3882Open: Mon-Fri 9am-1pmSite type: Food Box
Other Ways to Get Help
If you need food now
Second Harvest has expanded our Emergency Food Box program to help those affected by tornadoes and COVID-19.
If you need food and live in Davidson or Wilson County, you can visit any of the locations on the Emergency Food Box map below and get a food box with 2-3 days of staple food items. Please bring proof of address and some form of ID for all adult household members. Typically there are income requirements to qualify for this program, but those have all been waived until future notice.
If you live outside Davidson and Wilson counties, please use the Find Food tool above to locate the food distribution closest to you. We encourage you to call ahead and confirm open times and dates.
If you were impacted by March 3 tornadoes
You can apply for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits and the Families First/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Cash Assistance program. Read press release
Tennessee Department of Human Services is encouraging applicants to apply online here. Then, applicants can call the Family Assistance Service Center at 866-311-4287 to complete the application process.
If you need help applying for SNAP, you can call or text Second Harvest at 615-310-0752. We’re happy to help.
Emergency Food Box
Our Emergency Food Box (EFB) sites feed individuals and families in Davidson County on an urgent-need basis. An EFB provides two to three days of staple food items based on the number of members in each household. Use the map below to find one near you.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach
1. Current SNAP participants impacted by the tornadoes are encouraged to request replacement SNAP benefits.
2. Tennessee Department of Human Services has moved to in-person services by appointment only in response to COVID-19. The best way to apply for SNAP is online. If you need help applying for SNAP, you can call or text Second Harvest at 615-310-0752. We’re happy to help.
SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) is for people with low incomes, including working people, households with children, seniors, unemployed people, immigrant families, and people with disabilities. SNAP helps them buy the food they need for good health.
Second Harvest’s Benefits Outreach Counselor shares information about the benefits of SNAP, pre-screens potential participants, and helps people fill out the SNAP application.
Second Harvest offers SNAP Outreach through our Emergency Food Box sites, Mobile Pantry distributions, and Partner Agencies. In FY18, our SNAP Outreach team helped complete more than 1,250 SNAP applications.
For more information about SNAP, please send us an email or call our Benefits Outreach Counselor at 615-310-0752.