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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Helping our Heartbroken Friends

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! Lots of new people and, as usual, lots more going on than food. After we closed up, a few of us went to see the play The Stand. It is about the relationship between a homeless man and a man who passed by him on the street until one day he reached out to him. They built a friendship that lasted for years. The homeless man was an addict. The other man tried desperately to help him end his addiction. He wanted to “save” him. He could not. But he... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey at Friday, February 28, 2020
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Friday Night Surprise

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! Well…..truthfully, today was great, but Friday was even better. I got to spend the afternoon with one of our guys– he is my heart – I love him so much. We all do. He’s kinda quiet, extremely witty, has a ton of friends. He’s also battling severe depression and alcoholism. When he drinks, his depression is overwhelming. When he drinks, the self-loathing begins and he beats himself to death. It breaks my heart. He is not in... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey
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No Problem!

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! But all I can think about is yesterday. So, we have a new volunteer – his name is Samuel. He’s a super nice guy who was looking to do a little volunteer work. He said “Call me if you ever need anything”. I’m wondering right now how many people regret that after they say that to me. But, he said it and I had a lady who was going to give us free firewood for our campers if I could get it picked up, so I called him. He said... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey
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Volunteering at TLP

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! Rainy, hot, busy, youth group coming – could have been a recipe for disaster. So, wait, that sounds bad. I love youth groups! I love kids! ……. But…… they scare me a little. I remember being 13 and I was the kind of kid that would scare the daylights out of me today. And, our place, it’s not the usual. It’s loud and hectic and crowded. Teenagers need their space, right? They don’t like to get up early and... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey
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Real Milk and Hair Cuts

Today was the Best Day Ever at TLPTC! We had new volunteers who rocked and mountains of sweet potoatos and grapefruits and carrots and MILK. Real Milk! It was amazing! We weren’t very busy today and I was taking a minute to catch my breath when I heard a funny noise. I looked around to our “living room” and saw my beautiful friend Mary K clipping away on my sweet, sweet Bubba's beard. Somehow we’ve become The Little Pantry That Cuts Hair. Our Vern got a cute... Read More
Posted by Stacy Downey
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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.

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