Feed America First Address: 319 Murfreesboro St Murfreesboro, TN 37127 (19 Miles Away) Map & Directions Telephone: (615) 512-5915 Website: http://www.feedamericafirst.com
Services: The Feed America First Mission is "to provide food to those who feed the hungry". FAF was founded in 2000 to provide a reliable source of food supplies to agencies engaged in hunger relief as part of their ministry. The food supplies they seek are donated by manufacturers, distributors, growers, and other charitable organizations, and are distributed at no cost to their 250+ client agencies. Their focus is upon those charities in small towns, poor counties, and rural areas generally underserved by other, larger charities. Charities may qualify by proving tax-exempt status, and by agreeing to donate all goods freely, without sale, barter, or administrative fees. Feed America First conducts monthly food distributions at ftheir Mid-South venues: Loaves and Fishes in Sheffield, AL, Petra Ministries in Selmer, TN, Salem UMC in Cookeville, TN, and at their Distribution Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Each of their qualified agencies (over 180 at the end of 2009) is invited to pick up 500-1,000 pounds of food at no charge to augment their own supplies, with the variety and quantity determined by FAF.Program:Perishables ProgramBudget: $62,000Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: FAF receives large donations of perishable foods suc=h as baked goods, dairyproducts, and produce almost daily. Because of the perishable nature of such foods, FAF must turn them over quite rapidly. FAF maintains a list of approximately 40 qualified agencies which receive perishable items weekly, for immediate active distribution. These agencies pick up their perishable allotments at their Murfreesboro Distribution Center.Program:Shelter Support ProgramBudget: $5,000Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: FAF is committed to supporting local shelters for the recovering, homeless, and children. Each of the qualified agencies may visit their Distribution Center once per week to receive food.Program:Disaster ReliefBudget: $15,000Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: General Public/Unspecified
Program Description: Feed America First maintains a supply of Disaster Relief supplies readily available in the event of a disaster within their service area. Their purpose is to be ready immediately to help supplies arrive onsite as soon as possible.