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Free food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Nashville and Davidson County.

Davidson County and the Nashville Tennessee region are served by dozens of food banks, free pantries, soup kitchens and grocery distribution centers. The locations, most of which are charities or churches and are open today, allow people to pick up meals, groceries, and/or free boxes food. Find a free food pantry near you in Davidson County TN for groceries, meals, and even hygiene supplies.

The exact programs offered at each food pantry near you will vary, however many also run assistance programs for children or offer support for senior citizens. There is free meals on wheels home delivery for the elderly as well as drive thru food banks. Or get holiday meals, Christmas or Thanksgiving food baskets and other goods. The listing of local agencies is below as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page for more information on local hunger prevention programs., including free pet food banks in Nashville TN.

Most of the free food distribution centers in Nashville TN will help low income families, single moms, the disabled and people with no money who are in some type of emergency or hardship. Residents of all income levels and backgrounds can contact a Nashville or Davidson Tennessee area food bank. There are also generally free Thanksgiving, Christmas and holiday meals too as well as personal stuff such as soap, detergent or toilet paper.

If a site can’t meet your needs, then referrals are usually available. Learn about local thrift stores, holiday meal sites, or places to apply for government benefits such as SNAP food stamps. Contact a Nashville/Davidson County food bank for more information.

Places that give free food in the Nashville TN community and county

Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 5891 Nolensville Rd, Nashville, TN 37211. Call (615) 834-5838
A free food pantry is on site, in partnership with Feeding America and volunteers. Get items such as canned beans, milk, dairy items, and shelf-stable food items. The distribution centers helps the low-income, poor, and homeless among others.

Nashville CARES
633 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204. Call (800) 845-4266
The free Food Pantry also distributes nutritional supplements to residents with HIV.




St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
85 Fairway Drive, Nashville, 37214. Call 615-417-7950

Catholic Charities / Pastoral Center
Address is 2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, 37214. Call 615-352-3087
Assistance programs in the Davidson County Tennessee region include a free food bank, soup kitchen, as well as Meals on Wheels and a thrift store. Clients, including single moms and people facing a crisis, will get free food boxes, fresh produce to families with children, toiletries, laundry detergent, diapers (as available) and also holiday food baskets. Or get low cost kitchen items or financial help from the church.

Star Ministries
1307 Lewis Street, Nashville, 37210. Dial 615-977-2246

Heartland Baptist Church - Comfort Ye Ministries
307 E. Jefferson Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Call (615) 890-3834
Provide a small amount of food to those in need.

Ladies of Charity Welfare Agency
 2212 State St, Nashville, TN 37203. Call (615) 327-3430
Get referrals to government programs such as WIC. The non-profit also provides food boxes, groceries, and meals for Davidson County residents who are in emergency situations.

Donelson First Baptist / First Connect Food Pantry
Address - 2526 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, 37214. Call 615-883-2339
Among other programs, they provide shelf-stable food as a supplement to our senior population, Kids Cafe, summer snacks for students, as well as a SNAP Outreach Program.

Nourish Food Bank – South Nashville
416 E. Thompson Lane, Nashville, 37211. Call 615-482-4483

Arlington United Methodist
Food pantry and soup kitchen - 1360 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37217. Call (615) 361-4896
The chuck assists the zip codes of 37217, 37211 and 37013. Emergency food as well as grocery boxes.

Bellevue United Methodist Church
Address is 7501 Old Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37221. Call (615) 646-4146
The pantry may have Tomato sauce, pasta, coffee, tea, bread, dairy, and other food items. Zip codes of 37205, 37209, 37221 and 37143.





Second Harvest Food Bank EFB Sites
All of these locations partner with Second Harvest. They give free emergency food that can last a couple days. It is generally canned, but on occasion fresh food, meat, dairy, eggs, and other perishable groceries are given to the needy in Davidson County. There may be two bags of fresh food per household. Some locations also operate free Meals on Wheels for the elderly.

  • Iglesia de Cristo en UnaUna Church of Christ EFB - Emergency Food Box, 1917 Old Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. Telephone : (615) 361-8920
  • Martha O'Bryan Center , 711 South 7th Street, Nashville, TN 37206. Phone (615) 254-1791. Food pantries that provides up to a 3-day supply of groceries for low income qualified people who are in need of food assistance. Help is also for children and the elderly in Davidson County.
  • Christian Cooperative Ministry, 201 Madison Street, Madison, Tennessee 37115. Main number is (615) 868-6865
  • Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Address of the pantry - 144 Ewing Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37207, telephone (615) 227-8100
  • Rural Hill Church of Christ, 564 Bell Road, Antioch, TN 37013. Dial (615) 361-1908
  • EFB Site at St. Luke's Community House. Address is 5601 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. Main phone (615) 350-7893
  • Second Harvest EFB Site - East Nashville Cooperative Ministry is another option. A soup kitchen is on site at the charity also. Location is 3115 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216. Telephone (615) 540-0122

Salvation Army Regional Food Pantries
There are a few locations in Davidson County. they will have soup kitchens, food pantries, and financial aid for bills too. The Christian charity also serves free Thanksgiving turkey dinner or Christmas meals as well as summer snacks for kids. There are baby formula programs, help for single moms and other resources.

  • 425 Neely’s Bend Rd, Madison, TN 37116-0623, (615) 865-4297
  • The main command center with an emergency food bank - 631 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207. Call (615) 242-0411
  • Location is 631 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207. Phone (615) 242-0411 x225. A thrift store, limited financial aid, school supplies, clothing and more is available. This is in addition to canned food and Thanksgiving / Christmas meals.
  • Find more details on free food assistance Davidson County Salvation Army.




Hillcrest UMC
5112 Raywood Lane, Nashville, 37211. Dial 615-832-0157

Connect Us Outreach Ministry
804 Youngs Lane, Nashville, 37215. Dial 615-823-3306

Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church
1209 Jackson Street, Nashville, 37208. Phone: 615-876-9001

West Nashville Dream Center
2032 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208. Call (615) 942-5559
A mobile food pantry - first come and served. Paper products like toilet paper, canned food, fresh fruits or vegetables, free baby formula in Davidson County and other canned goods.

Woodmont Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Address is 2100 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37215. Call (615) 297-5303
Davidson County families in need, including immigrants and Spanish speakers, can get free food up to once per month.

Temple Baptist Church
3720 Kings Lane, Nashville, TN 37218. Dial (615) 876-7656
May also have holiday food baskets, Christmas assistance, and other aid.

Dream Streets
520 39th Avenue North, Nashville, 37209. Dial 615-942-5559
Programs include a free emergency food bank, Mobile Farm Markets, Nutrition Education, free boxes of groceries and other goods.

New Hope Baptist Church / Hermitage
6010 New Hope Road, Hermitage, 37076. Dial 615-883-6709

Provisions Ministries Foundry
1419 Clinton Street, Nashville, 37203. Dial 615-327-1200
The faith based charity has a free food pantry. Or get bag lunches for the homeless or migrant workers. There are free groceries for the low-income, including Canned tuna or salmon, UHT 2-percent milk; applesauce; milk, and other goods.

Payne Chapel AME Church
Main address - 212 Neill Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37206. Dial (615) 262-3675
A free client choice food pantry. Groceries, Boot and ensure for seniors, paper products, and other non-perishable food.

Charis Ministries - Food Box
PO BOX 40662, Nashville, TN 37204. Call (615) 373-1261 for hours.





Joelton Hope Center
212 Gifford Place, Joelton, TN 37080. Call (615) 876-1778
Emergency food pantry for zip code of 37146, 37189 and 37080. A thrift store also sells items, including pots and pans, appliances, tables, cutlery, and gently used supplies.

Nashville and Davidson County Community Action
The Metro Action Commission Community Action helps the poor, minorities, and inner city residents as well as unemployed. Get free advice on applying for emergency SNAP food stamps or job programs. There are grants for bills, information on using coupons to save money, WIC vouchers for baby formula, and other assistance programs. More on Metropolitan Action Commission.

Joelton Church of Christ
3541 Old Clarksville Pike, Joelton, 37080. Dial 615-876-0510

Samaritan Soup Kitchen
1041 28th Avenue North, Nashville, 37208. Call 615-329-1523
Get free hot meals, including breakfast, lunch or dinner. They help the homeless, poor, and others. There are also clothes, shower facilities and resources to direct the poor to shelters.

Hermitage Hills Baptist Church / Radical Heart
3475 Lebanon Road, Hermitage, 37076. Call 615-883-5034

Catholic Charities of TN
There are multiple locations of this church. Once is below. Programs include Immigrant Benefits Assistance, financial help, Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, and other food. Or apply for programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), WIC, or free USDA commodities for seniors in Nashville. Or get ensure, baby formula and other food boxes, including use of a drive thru community pantry. English as a second language is also offered.

Madison Church of Christ Benevolence Center
106 North Gallatin Road, Madison, 37115. Phone - 615-860-3224

City of Life Corporation
4300 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, 37218. Phone - 615-876-1073

First Street Missionary Baptist Church
1206 Montgomery Avenue, Nashville, 37207. Dial 615-953-3168
The Nashville Community church has a free food pantry with dry and canned goods, paper products, groceries, and personal toiletries to those in need.

The Bridge, Inc. / Nashville
533 Brick Church Park Dr., Nashville, 37207. Phone - 615-855-2611

417 Welshwood Drive, Nashville, 37211. Call 15-256-3882

Community Care Fellowship
511 South 8th Street, Nashville, 37206. Call 615-227-1953

Nashville Rescue Mission
639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, 37203. Call 615-780-9470
The homeless, unemployed and struggling in the region are the focus. Free hot meals, blankets, hygiene supplies and a job center are open. the goal is to offer a hand up to the poor and homeless. Shelter guests can use the soup kitchen as well as others from the region.

The Branch - Antioch UMC
41 Tusculum Road, Nashville, 37013. Dial 615-752-5941

Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church
1415 Horton Ave Side, Nashville, 37212. Call 615-298-4045

The Help Center
Dickerson Pike - 213 W Maplewood Lane, Nashville, 37207. Telephone: 615-750-2145
Clarksville Pike - 3105 Clarksville Pike Ste. A, Nashville, 37218. Dial 615-750-2145
Donelson Church of Christ and the Help Center - 3265 Knobview Dr 2706 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, 37214. Phone - 615-883-6666

Elevate Madison Ministries
719 Gallatin Pike South, Madison, 37115. Call 615-266-6252
The pantry will have everything from shelf stable food boxes to fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and other produce. Other examples of what may be offered includes potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, infant formula, cheese, government milk, apples, and oranges. Volunteers and Second Harvest keep the food bank open.

St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church
135 Lewis Street, Nashville, 37210. Dial 615-474-9709

Church of the City
5383 Mt. View Road, Antioch, 37013. Phone: 615-465-5067

Luke 14:12
Location is 705 Drexel Street, Nashville, 37203. Dial 615-482-4123

True Way Church
2715 Clarksville Highway, Nashville, 37208. Phone: 615-244-6725
Based on donations, including from the United Way and Feeding America, there will be free bags of food with  Canned Tuna / Fish, Juice / Gatorade, Shelf Stable or Dry Milk, Vitamins, Yogurt, Dairy and even a clothing closet.







Inglewood Baptist Benevolence
3901 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, 37216. Call 615-228-2546

New Covenant Christian Church
2201 Osage Street, Nashville, 37208. Phone: 615-320-1590

Family Affair Ministries, Inc.
1500 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN 37206. Call (615) 228-0125
The non-profit helps the working poor, unemployed, and low income. Free food, tutoring, summer camps and snacks for students, cooking and shopping classes are services offered.

Riverside Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Church
800 Youngs Lane, Nashville, 37207. Call 615-227-1838

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
1700 Heiman Street, Nashville, 37208. Phone: 15-320-3223
A leading non-profit, faith based charity for the region. In addition to a food pantry and drive-thjru, they have Healthy Cooking demonstrations as well as free cooking classes. The goal is to try to help people be self-sufficient. Or apply to workshops or healthy shopping as well as using coupons or unit pricing.

Bellevue United Methodist Church
7501 Old Harding Road, Nashville, 37221. Phone: 615-212-9199

Church at Harpeth Heights
8063 Highway 100, Nashville, 37221. Call 615-646-5050
The church has a pantry open limited hours. Mostly free food boxes that are shelf stable are offered. There is also bakery goods, fresh produce, sandwiches and meat. They also offer free Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in the county.

Hermitage UMC Food Pantry
4250 Andrew Jackson Parkway, Hermitage, 37076. Dial 615-883-3918

First Community Church / Healing Minds and Souls
1813 Knowles St, Nashville, 37208. Call 615-320-0100

Inglewood Church of Nazarene
3936 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, 37216. Dial 615-262-3514

Hamilton United Methodist Church
3105 Hamilton Church Road, Antioch, 37013. Call 615-361-7210

Adventist Community Service Center
Address is 403 Gallatin Pike South, Madison, TN 37115. Phone: (615) 860-6001
This free food pantry is for both Davidson and Sumner County. Clothes, toiletries, groceries, free personal cleaning or household supplies as well as other goods.




International Outreach Ministries - Living Word Church
Main address - 5100 Wyoming Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. Telephone - (615) 297-7437
Free food is for zip code of 37209. USDA Commodities, Cheese, Ensure for senior citizens, Canned Meats (Tuna, Ham, Chicken), Cereal, and other supplies.

Friendship Community Church
15297 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138. For hours of the food pantry and soup kitchen, dial (615) 758-5358.

Additional locations to try are below


Agency Type

Agency Address


Zip Code

Agency Phone Number

Alameda Christian Church

Community Food Bank - Pantry

4006 Ashland City Highway




Berean Life Center

Community Food Bank - Pantry

4825 Fairmeade Court




Bordeaux Northwest Family Resource Center

Community Food Bank - Pantry

1911 South Hamilton Rd




City of Life Corporation

Community Food Bank - Pantry

4300 Clarksville Pike




East Nashville Co-op

Crisis Food Bank

807 Main Street




Eastminister Prebyterian Church

Crisis Food Bank

3930 Gallatin Pike




Edgehill Center

Community Food Bank - Pantry

935 Edgehill Ave.




Fifty Forward Bordeaux

Community Food Bank - Pantry

3315 John Mallette Dr




Fifteenth Ave. Baptist Church

Soup Kitchen

1203 9th Ave.




Goodlettsville Help Center

Crisis Food Bank

108 Depot St.




Hopewell Baptist Church

Kids Food Bank and Meals

908 Monroe




James Avenue Church of Christ

Community Food Bank - Pantry

613 James Ave




Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Community Food Bank - Pantry

3605 Hillsboro Road




Music City Assembly of God

Community Food Bank - Pantry

5240 Edmondson Pike




Napier Community Center

Crisis Food Bank

73 Fairfield Avenue




New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church

Crisis Food Bank

208 Gatewood Ave.




New Song Christian Fellowship

Crisis Food Bank

2949 Nolensville Pike




Preston Taylor Ministries

Community Food Bank - Pantry

4014 Indiana Ave.




Spirit of Life Church

Community Food Bank - Pantry

3646 Murfreesboro Pike




St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Crisis Food Bank

1628 8th Ave. North




St. Phillips Episcopal Church

Crisis Food Bank

85 Fairway Drive




Temple Baptist Church

Crisis Food Bank

3720 Kings Lane




The Next Door

Community Food Bank - Pantry

2102 Clifton Ave




Tom Joy Elementary


2201 Jones Avenue




Trinity Lane UMC

Kids Food Bank and Meals

204 E Trinity Lane




Una Church of Christ

Crisis Food Bank

1917 Murfreesboro Road





Addition free food programs in Davidson County Tennessee

If there is not a free food bank or pantry that is near you, or for more information, call 615.329.3491. Learn about summer meal or snack programs for children, seasonal soup kitchens, and other resources including Second Harvest programs. Or get help from government benefits in the Nashville region, including SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, and other public aid. Several other pantries and food assistance programs operate in the Davidson County region.


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