Volunteer Appreciation Event
Thursday, May 31
The Little Pantry That Could provides produce and shelf stable items free of charge on a weekly basis to anyone in need. There are no questions asked – there is no judgment. They shop “one on one” with each person and use a “Client Choice” format in order to eliminate food waste. This also allows them to make a personal connection with each and every shopper. They make sure that everyone knows that they are cared for at The Little Pantry That Could. Our Gratitude Grille is partnering with them to honor their many volunteers, by providing an appreciation meal.
Nashville Public Television volunteers play a significant, hands-on role in the success of NPT. They assist with mailings, pledge drives, events and more all help to fulfill NPT’s mission to inspire, educate, and engage our community through excellence in public media. NPT provides, through the power of traditional television and interactive digital communications, quality educational, cultural and civic experiences that address issues and concerns of the people of the Nashville region, and which thereby help improve the lives of those they serve. Our Gratitude Grille is partnering with them to honor their many volunteers, by providing an appreciation meal.
Open Table Nashville was founded in 2010 and is an interfaith homeless outreach nonprofit that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized, and provides education about issues of homelessness. Their journey, however, started long before 2010. In the late summer of 2008, OTN’s founders were a ragtag team of homeless outreach workers, ministers, and volunteers who were introduced to Tent City, Nashville’s largest homeless encampment that was located on the banks of the Cumberland River. They continue to work toward personal and systemic transformation in Nashville and beyond. The Gratitude Grille is excited to say thank you to the hard working volunteers who are making a change.
Adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee live longer, more fulfilling lives through the innovative programs and services of FiftyForward. Committed and compassionate staff, volunteers and partners form a powerful leadership team positively impacting older adults, their families, and the community. Established in 1956, they have built on their vision and the need to provide comprehensive programming. Annually more than 20,000 senior adults, children and families benefit from FiftyForward. Our Gratitude Grille team looks forward to serve these hard working volunteers in the Southern portion of Davidson County.
Our Gratitude Grille team looks forward to serve a great lunch to these hard working volunteers of FiftyForward in the Northern portion of Davidson County. The group is dedicated to Adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee live longer, more fulfilling lives through the innovative programs and services of FiftyForward. Committed and compassionate staff, volunteers and partners form a powerful leadership team positively impacting older adults, their families, and the community. Established in 1956, they have built on their vision and the need to provide comprehensive programming. Annually more than 20,000 senior adults, children and families benefit from FiftyForward.
The Tennessee City Fire Department is Committed to providing the highest level of public safety services for their community. They protect life and property through Fire Suppression,Vehicle Extrication, Hazmat, Fire Prevention, Public Education. Tennessee City Fire Department is a Non-Profit Organization that was founded in 1987. It was established to save lives and property and to enhance the rural fire coverage in Western Dickson County. TCFD covers 84 square miles of Dickson County from the Humphreys county line to Dickson City Limits. The department consists of about 30 members, all of whom are volunteer. In partner with the Tennessee City Fire Department, our Gratitude Grille will hold a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, to honor and thank all their volunteers for the countless hours they give on a daily basis.
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank's mission is to lead a network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition in their region. They also healthfully nourish the hungry in their region who have summoned the courage to ask for help. Our Farmers' Gratitude Grille is excited to serve a great lunch to the hard working volunteers of the Chattanooga Food Bank who work for such a great cause.
The Arkansas Foodbank is the foundation in the fight against hunger. They find pathways to connect people, resources and food to reach those in need, providing dignity, hope and a brighter future for all Arkansans. The Arkasas Foodbank builds a stronger community where hunger needs are met with sufficient access to nutritious food. On this day, our Gratitude Grille will be onsite to recognize the hard work and dedication of their many volunteers.