At Seeds of Hope, our mission is simple: To provide nutritional assistance to our neighbors as a tangible expression of Christ's love.
But we can't do it alone. That's why we are staffed and supported by volunteers from local churches, civic groups, community organizations, and scout troops from all across Marshall County and Middle Tennessee.
An Important Update about Appointments...
As need and requests for food assistance continue to grow, we are doing our best to help meet these needs for as many as possible. We ask that each Neighbor with a scheduled appointment please make it a priority to keep their scheduled appointment time. No-shows and late arrivals occupy an appointment slot that otherwise may have been made available to someone else in need. We also schedule volunteers based on volume of appointments, and we are currently running at full capacity. Keeping your appointment helps us to insure that we are neither over or under staffed for each day. Beginning in August 2022, we will increase our total available monthly appointment times from 138 to 150. Based on current volume, this will be more than adequate to accommodate the families we serve and allow for growth. Additionally, if you fail to keep your appointment and do not call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance, we will not be able to reschedule you within the same calendar month. (This means that if you miss an appointment in August, the earliest possible date to reschedule would be in September.) In the event that our appointment calendar is full or you cannot make it to us on a day with available appointment times, we recommend contacting one of the following organizations: HOPEtown Catholic Charities Wheel Community Food Pantry
Appointments are required and can be scheduled by phone Tuesday through Thursday between 8:00am and 4:00pm. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
INFORMATION ON PROOF OF BENEFITS
In order to qualify for the food provided to us through USDA, you must present proof of participation in one (1) of the following programs every month when you check in at the Food Bank: a. SNAP (previously called Food Stamps) b. SSI (Supplemental Security Income) c. LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) d. Families First If you do not have this proof or do not participate in any of these programs, you may still qualify for USDA foods. This can be determined by providing a verbal declaration of your total household income at the time of check-in.
We do not share your information with any other agency except where required when reporting our monthly distribution activity to Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee and USDA. We do not make or keep copies of any benefit letters or cards.
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO SERVE OUR NEIGHBORS
Located on the campus of LifeSong Ministries in Lewisburg, we provide ample parking in addition to our fully stocked shopping center that offers dry goods, canned goods, fresh and frozen produce, as well as a variety of frozen meats. Shopping carts are provided for your convenience, and personal shoppers are on hand to assist you with any questions you may have during your visit.