The Little Pantry That Could, a food pantry combating food insecurity in Nashville, will host its first fundraiser April 8, with proceeds going to the nonprofit’s building fund.
The Little Pantry’s Big Adventure is a two-hour scavenger hunt, where teams of five will compete to find clues and perform stunts around Nashville, with the winning team receiving a large prize package.
Event proceeds will fund a new, larger space for The Little Pantry that will accommodate more families and allow for a wider variety of food to be distributed. The Little Pantry That Could currently works out of the 600-square-foot basement of The McGruder Family Resource Center. Each week, it serves 200 families and provides up to 13,000 pounds of food.
“It’s been extremely difficult serving such a large number of people with the small space we have,” said Stacy Downey, director at The Little Pantry That Could. “We hope that – through team registrations and corporate sponsors from The Little Pantry’s Big Adventure – we’ll be one step closer to affording a space that fits our needs.”
The Little Pantry’s Big Adventure is The Little Pantry’s first fundraising event. Corporate sponsorships and donor opportunities are available. Event participants must be 18 years or older and should visit www.thelittlepantrythatcould.org for more information.
What: The Little Pantry’s Big Adventure
When: Saturday, April 8
1 p.m. – Team check-in
2–4 p.m. – Scavenger hunt
4–5 p.m. – Awards ceremony
5–8 p.m. – After party with live entertainment
Where: Springwater Supper Club and Lounge
115 27th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: $250 team registration fee
The Little Pantry That Could
The Little Pantry That Could was established in 2010 to provide produce and shelf-stable items at no charge to those affected by the 2010 Nashville flood. As the effects of the flood subsided, The Pantry realized there was a constant need for food security and began distributing fresh produce, shelf-stable foods and basic necessities every Saturday morning. Today, The Little Pantry opens its doors to people across Davidson and surrounding counties. The Little Pantry also provides referrals to other agencies for specific needs and coordinates with local organizations to host food stamp, housing, employment and health care clinics. The Little Pantry That Could is staffed entirely by volunteers.