"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."


Herman Melville

Our one goal is to serve our neighbors who are in need.

Our shoppers’ needs are very real and whatever way we can help, we will. Food provisions--fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of shelf-stable goods to anyone in need is our primary mission. We strive to make a personal connection with each shopper, letting them know that they are cared for and that they are important to us.


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The Facts

The Facts Are Staggering

  • 20,000 parentsTonight over 20,000 parents in middle Tennessee will go to bed not knowing if they will be able to feed their children tomorrow.
  • 25% of childrenFeed America reports that roughly 25% of children in Tennessee are experiencing food insecurity, and many of these children may consume all of their day's calories at school
  • Ranked 40thNashville is ranked 40th out of the 100 highest populated metro areas in America in terms of their homeless population, and 59th in terms of rate of homelessness.
  • 50% since 2006Children in Nashville-Davidson County depending on some form of food assistance has increased by 50% since 2006.
  • 3,000 to 4,000On any given night the homeless population in metropolitan Nashville ranges from 3,000 to 4,000
  • Poverty level18.5% of Nashville-Davidson County residents live below the poverty level. The poverty rate in the United States climbed to 15.1% last year, the highest level since 1993.
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Urgent Needs

Can Openers, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Socks, Plastic Grocery Bags and Reading Glasses. Monetary Gifts and Food Donations are always needed and much appreciated.

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The Little Pantry That Could

Our Location
The McGruder Family Resource Center
2013 25th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208

When to visit
Open Saturdays From: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Get in touch
Call or Text: (615) 260-5769
info@TheLittlePantryThatCould.org

Who We Serve
In short, our one goal is to serve our neighbors who are in need. Our shoppers' needs are very real and whatever way we can help, we will. Food provisions - fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of shelf-stable goods to anyone in need is our primary mission. We strive to make a personal connection with each shopper, letting them know that they are cared for and that they are important to us.

The Little Pantry That Could
The Little Pantry That Could is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax-deductible. If you prefer, we can accept your instant donation through PayPal.

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