Stories from The Little Pantry That Could

Below is a collection of stories from a day in the life of The Little Pantry. These stories share the everyday workings of the pantry, and aim to share the common connection we see every day with our friends and visitors. They are stories of hope, sadness, dignity, trust, and most importantly, love. Enjoy!


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Rowdy Dog

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! I usually write about one of my special guys or one of our awesome volunteers, but today I’ve been thinking about our favorite four legged shopper. His name is Rowdy Dog and if you don’t know him, check our photos and you will see him everywhere. I guess he’s our mascot. His dad thinks he’s a little Rowdy (obviously), but I choose to think he’s just happy about life and happy about this day and he wants to share his joy with... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey at Friday, May 29, 2020

More Than Food

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! We received an amazing gift today! A car load of food from someone who has become a great friend to TLPTC. She sent green beans, corn, fruit - all the things that are so important to keeping this place up and running. She doesn't want a big fuss - she doesn't want a lot of attention - she just wants to do something good for others. We hope she knows what a difference she is making in the world and we hope she knows how amazing we think she is. If... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey at Friday, May 22, 2020

The Anticipation of New Volunteers

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! Super busy – I haven’t even counted how many shoppers we had today, but it was a lot. We also had a lot of new volunteers. A lot! It was awesome for us, but I was a little worried. It was crowded and loud and nutty and our place is ……… very real. It’s not like the DMV – people do not sit quietly staring at the floor, waiting for their turn. We sing happy birthday – we talk about who’s going into re-... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey at Friday, May 15, 2020

Equal Parts of I Love You So Much and I Will Take You Down

  Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! Ok, today is Sunday – I didn’t write last night. I was out until the wee hours (at least it felt like it) with one of Santa’s Helpers. This lady, I think she may have originally come to us to shop – I’m not even sure, she’s been a volunteer for so long now. Well, not true – she’s only been volunteering for a short while – it just seems like forever. That’s what happens when a Place finds... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey at Friday, May 8, 2020

We are a Family

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! We had a LOT of beautiful produce today! We love us some fresh stuff ~ asparagus and grapefruit and onions and carrots! Good for the body and good for the soul. But there’s more going on here than just the food.  Towards the end of the morning, I sat down to chat with one of my shoppers. We watched a shopper and a volunteer cruise the aisles. They were laughing and talking and ended their shopping spree with a hug. He turned to me and said &ld... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey at Friday, May 1, 2020
Wish List
Help a neighbor

We would love your help with urgent needs.

Can Openers, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Socks and Reading Glasses. Monetary gifts and Food donations are always appreciated.

The Little Pantry That Could

Our Location
2011 24th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208

Parking is limited - ALL volunteers should park one block away in the CitiTrends parking lot, located at 25th and Clarksville. 


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

Get in touch
Call or Text: (615) 260-5769

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.