Nourish Food Bank serves individuals and families who are facing economic and food insecurity crisis, and live, work, or go to school in Smyrna, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding communities. Additionally, we partner with, and support other agencies meeting critical needs across our community - from homeless outreach, to domestic violence, and child abuse initiatives. We work to meet the challenges of crisis or emergency response support when they arise in our community and beyond. 

GETTING HELP

Who is Eligible?

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

What to Expect

Working together to end hunger

across our communities

At Nourish, you will be treated with courtesy and respect. We believe that there are many factors that influence the hardship you and your family may be facing and we are here to provide judgement-free support as you transition through this time of need. 


When you visit, you will wait in the lobby until your name or assigned number is called. We have a small children's play area, and restrooms while you wait. The typical wait is 10-30 minutes. Once it is your turn, you will go through a short intake process to determine your eligibility, based on your required documentation, for one or all of our support programs and to assess if you have additional needs for which we may be able to provide help or referrals.


To be eligible for our services, you must meet income guidelines  established when you provide your required documentation (see sidebar) at time of intake. If you qualify, you are eligible for services once per month, and will receive a grocery cart of food sufficient to feed your size family for one week. Additionally, you will have access to anything that is available on our "open shelving," which varies daily based on donations. We also will provide you, as they are available, with specialty items to support your needs such as baby food, diapers (cannot guarantee size), pet food, adult sanitary products, hygiene products, or diabetic-friendly foods. You must provide your eligibility documentation each time you visit the food bank, as income levels can change month to month. Nourish does not discriminate based on age, race or ethnicity, gender or orientation, religious or political affiliation, or education. 

 


  1. Photo ID plus one additional form of identification for Head of Household
  2. One form of ID for each member of household (e.g. Social Security Card, Health Insurance Card, Birth Certificate, W7, report card, etc.)
  3. ​Proof of Income for each receiving individual in the household (e.g. pay stub, SSI determination letter, disability letter, etc.)

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