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MLK Joint Day of Service

Second Harvest Food Bank and Other Sites Dealing With Food Security and Service to Veterans


Second Harvest Food Bank

331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN  37228

11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Join 200 volunteers from Belmont, Fisk, Lipscomb, Tennessee State University, Trevecca and Vanderbilt, as well as other area colleges and universities in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping to alleviate hunger in Middle TN, around the nation and throughout the world through donating and sorting food at Second Harvest, Feed the Children and a sweet potato drop, working in urban gardens including The Nashville Food Project and Trevecca Urban Farm and an art project with homeless veterans in our community in collaboration with Room In The Inn's veteran's program.

We'll gather at Second Harvest Food Bank for fellowship, orientation, and a kick-off rally before dividing into groups and going to the service projects.  We'll assemble together again afterwards for a time of reflection and celebration.

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All other College and University Volunteers Click Here to Register

Click Here for Important Day of Service Volunteer Instruction

Dear Volunteers,

The event will begin at Second Harvest Food Bank, 331 Great Circle Rd, Nashville, TN  37228.  We will share a meal together, have a brief program, and then depart to a variety of service sites. Afterwards, we'll gather again at Second Harvest for a time of reflection and celebration.


11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - Sign-in/ Registration and Lunch (pizza)
12:00 -12:30 p.m. - Presentation/ Speaker
12:45 p.m. - Depart for Service Sites
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Serving at service sites
4:00 p.m. - Reflection + snacks
4:30 p.m. - End

Gold Sponsors:


This MLK Day of Service project is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that strengthens communities through service.






Office of Active Citizenship and Service


Silver Sponsors:




Bronze Sponsor:

Second Harvest has a network of over 450 Partner Agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest collects, sorts and distributes food and personal care products to over 450 partner agencies throughout 46 Middle and West Tennessee counties. Our partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, foster care facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs.


Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which we were founded 35 years ago and the one that we continue to fight for each and every day.

We know it takes the power of many to end childhood hunger for good. We connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.

We are taking a stand and we will not rest until every child has enough to eat.


The mission of The Nashville Food Project(TNFP) is bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.

We grow food for our meals in two urban gardens using sustainable farming methods. The food that we grow is combined with food recovered from local farmers, grocers and restaurants. All this food comes together in delicious, made-from-scratch meals that are loaded onto our two food trucks and shared in some of Nashville's most vulnerable neighborhoods. We serve over 1100 meals every week in nine different neighborhoods.

Fostering local food justice by growing, distributing, and teaching about the production of good food. The work of Trevecca Farms is developing as a cooperation between Trevecca University's Center for Social Justice and local schools, business owners, non-profits, and neighbors.


Our Mission - To provide programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.

Our Core Values - Through the power of spirituality and the practice of love, we provide hospitality with a respect that offers hope in a community of non-violence.

For more information, contact Tim Stewart, tim.stewart@belmont.edu, 615-460-5431.