Reverse Parade

A drive-thru food drive full of family fun!

Weds May 26 | 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Nashville

Family Fun Alert!

Put the kids in the car, bag up some food, and join us at Reverse Parade! At this drive-thru food drive around Bicentennial Park, YOU are the parade. We provide live family entertainment along the route, until you get to the food drive drop-off point.

This is a great, safe way for you to get out of the house with your family, and do something kind for your neighbors who are struggling with hunger during these challenging times. Since the pandemic began, food donations are down significantly, while the number of people needing help keeps rising.


Fun includes Animal Tales, aerialists, Silly Grandpa, balloon artists, magicians, and our favorite Nashville mascots – T-Rac, Gnash, and Booster the Rooster!

Plus, we’ll offer free snacks like cookies and donuts – all individually wrapped with no-contact distribution for your family’s safety. 

Most-Needed Food Items

Most-needed food items include peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, canned vegetables and fruit, pasta, and cereal. Please only bring non-perishable food and/or monetary donations.


Plan on entering Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 7th Avenue (see map), and please stay in your car along the route. Our staff and volunteers will follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks to keep your family safe.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors for making Reverse Parade possible!

Can't make it to the Parade?

You can still help us in two ways. First, please invite your family and friends by sharing this webpage, this flyer, or the event on Facebook. Also, you can still donate funds to the Reverse Parade online through this virtual food drive by clicking below!

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