at the Southern Women’s Show
Requests for assistance are at an all time high at
The Salvation Army Emergency Services Center
Nashville, TN – Need to do a little spring cleaning in your pantry? The Salvation Army and the Southern Women’s Show have partnered together to host a food drive. The Southern Women’s Show, which runs Thursday, April 12th and through Sunday, April 15th, located at the Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce Street, Nashville 37203, has encouraged attendees to bring donations of non-perishable food items such as canned goods (vegetables, beans, fruit, tuna, chicken) and boxed food (pasta, stuffing, potatoes) to benefit The Salvation Army’s feeding programs. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Carmen’s Day Spa has also graciously donated a coupon that all food drive donation participants will receive.
Jennifer Eldridge, Director of Marketing for The Salvation Army, explained, “We have a great relationship with the Southern Women’s Show team, so when we mentioned what our largest need is food this time of year, they were happy to help us coordinate the food drive.”
The Salvation Army is a recipient and partner of Second Harvest food bank, receiving over 1000 pounds of food weekly. Pam Singley, Emergency Services Program Director at The Salvation Army, explains, “With the demand continuing to rise these past couple of years, we are grateful to have partners in the community like Southern Shows to help us meet the need.” Not only does The Salvation Army supply food to local people in need through the main Emergency Services Center, there are four other worship and service centers that serve the communities of Madison, South Nashville (two locations) and West Nashville, as well as a Friday Night Soup Wagon, Tuesday Breakfast Brigade and daily meals are provided for families getting back on their feet at the Center of Hope on Dickerson Pike.
According to Singley, The Salvation Army takes 1400 calls for assistance each month. The center is able to provide 200 food boxes each month.
In addition to the food drive, The Salvation Army will also have a booth inside the show #1527, where the organization will be available to answer questions and accept monetary donations. Free swag bags will also be available to the first 400 people who stop by and make a monetary donation to support The Salvation Army’s programs and services.
For questions, please contact Jennifer Eldridge, Director of Marketing, at 242-0411 or email Jennifer_eldridge@uss.salvationarmy.org.