Meet Our Director

Stacy Downey

Stacy Downey saw a need after the 2010 flood in Nashville. Meeting countless individuals who had been displaced by the flood, she realized that access to healthy food was not a widely available resource in the area. Knowing this had to change, The Little Pantry That Could was born.

With the thought that food was a basic need and should be available to anyone, Stacy began serving selflessly the West Nashville area. Today, The Little Pantry opens its doors to people all over Davidson and surrounding counties.

This labor of love has grown throughout the years and although food is still at the heart of the organization's mission, the day-to-day operations have become so much more. You'll often find Stacy chatting about life with someone, organizing job fairs, pitching tents, giving haircuts or a variety of other needs that pop up. 

About Stacy

Stacy has lived in the Nashville area for over 15 years. She likes to say her “real job” is in Ophthalmology – a field she has worked in for over 25 years. However, running the Pantry has become another full-time (non paid) job as TLP has grown to do a significant amount of homeless outreach.  When she is not working, she is probably in the woods hiking, sitting by a fire with friends or watching drag racing. 

She is also the proud human of a rescue dog named Roxy, who makes herself at home each weekend at the pantry, greeting shoppers, accepting treats and offering herself up for frequent ear and belly scratches. 

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

Do not park behind the building in the church parking lot. Park only on 24th Ave.


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.

Donate Today