For nearly a decade, members of our team have been dedicated to serving our neighbors in Marshall County and Middle Tennessee. In the spring of 2019, after extensive research and planning, we adopted our current "shopping" system and began serving our community under the name Seeds of Hope. Through our partnerships with both regional and national organizations in addition to the generous support of our local community, we are now open 3 times per month and serve approximately 150 families, totaling between 600 and 800 individuals. While our current efforts are focused on providing nutritional assistance, we do have plans for future expansion that will allow us to provide skill-building seminars and career counseling. We are also committed to networking with other service providers in our community so that we may refer our neighbors to other resources for healthcare, recovery from substance abuse, parental education and counseling, job placement, or additional assistance as needed. As a Christ-centered organization, fulfilling our mission is one of the ways we live out our calling to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
We were one of the only local food banks to continue operating during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the generous support of our community, partners, and volunteers. While we made various modifications and adjustments, we have been honored to serve our neighbors without interruption throughout the pandemic. As our region continues to grapple with the effects and fallout of this public health crisis, we remain committed to our mission and invite you to consider how you and your church, business, or other organization can be a part of planting hope and fighting hunger here in Marshall County and Middle Tennessee.