Nourish Knoxville

Nourish Community

We launched Nourish Community, our perishable recovery and donation program, in May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the dual challenges of increased lack of food access for our community and the loss of income for farmers due to restaurant closures and market changes. Many Knoxville residents rely heavily on food pantries, which are often lacking in fresh foods. To both provide healthy food to those who need it and income for farmers who were facing wasting food or not growing at all, we started buying eggs and produce from local farmers and working with Beardsley Farm to pack and distribute food bags to community members in need.

We now produce and eggs from local farmers to donate to partner organizations to serve their clients:

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Proud partner of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Partners

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Funding for this website provided by the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program

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