Working together to end hunger

across our communities

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:-00 p.m. (CST)

Second and Fourth Saturdays

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST)

*Nourish follows the Rutherford County School System closings for inclement weather. 

**Nourish is closed for the following: 

New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day, Fourth of July; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day; Day After Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day.

About Us


Our Mission

We pledge our services to feed as many hungry people in our community as we are able, and to make the residents of Smyrna and La Vergne
and surrounding communities aware of the need for food assistance by their neighbors. 

Our Work

The Nourish Food Bank has been working to end hunger and build up a community response to food insecurity for more than 35 years - first as the Smyrna-La Vergne Food Bank and now, as we've grown, as Nourish Food Bank.
Last year alone, we provided more than 100,000 meals worth of food products to families in economic and food crisis across our service communities.

Each client receives a grocery cart full of food consisting of perishable and non-perishable items such as milk, eggs, bread, meat, cheese, baby food and diapers, canned and fresh fruits and vegetables, and even pastries and snacks. We also provide personal care items like shampoo, toothpaste,
adult sanitary products and more. We partner to address community emergencies and partner needs.
​ Hunger and food insecurity are often not the only challenges our clients face. Many of our clients lack the skills or education necessary to gain or retain employment, and many of those employed work for wages far below sustainability levels for their families. We often refer our clients to GED, ESL and adult reading classes, along with referrals to financial counseling, utilities and rental assistance, insurance access and other community-based resources. Our goal is to reduce the number of families needing emergency food by working together with other agencies to provide the education, skill sets, and supportive resources needed to help transition our clients out of the cycle of poverty and into independence and sustainability.