Turnip Truck Donates Fresh Produce to The Nashville Food Project

Nashville’s local natural foods grocer is sharing seasonal produce with The Nashville Food Project (TNFP), which has provided more than 35,000 nutritious meals in the wake of COVID-19 and the March tornadoes.

Leaders from TNFP picked up the bounty on June 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Turnip Truck’s new West Nashville store (5001 Charlotte Avenue). The produce donation will support the organization’s work to connect people to nutritious food and to each other through urban agriculture, scratch-made meals and food shared via local poverty-disrupting partners.

“As Nashville’s local grocer, we are honored to support The Nashville Food Project’s work to nourish our community with wholesome food,” Turnip Truck’s Chief Operating Officer Kim Totzke said. “This has been a challenging year for Nashville, with COVID-19 and the tornadoes. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we support our neighbors’ health and well-being.”

Turnip Truck operates three locations in Nashville and opened the 15,000-square-foot West Nashville store in late March, on the heels of the tornadoes and COVID-19. Turnip Truck stocks the most wholesome food available, with all fruits and vegetables sourced within 200 miles. In any season, a full 90 percent – often more – of Turnip Truck’s produce is organic.

“As an organization, we’re committed to featuring fresh produce in our meals for kids, seniors and all the communities we serve as often as possible, so of course we’ve been longtime fans of the Turnip Truck’s work to keep our neighbors nourished with healthful choices,” said Tallu Schuyler Quinn, CEO of The Nashville Food Project. “We’re thrilled to accept this generous gift and steward it to its highest, best use in meals for the community.”

TNFP’s ongoing work includes a Community Meals Program, which prepares and shares more than 5,000 scratch-made, nutritious meals in partnership with community organizations, and an urban agriculture program that helps families grow food for themselves and for market.

ABOUT TURNIP TRUCK

Founded in 2001 by John Dyke, Turnip Truck is Nashville’s only locally owned full-service natural foods grocer. Specializing in local, natural and organic foods and products, Turnip Truck has three Nashville locations. To learn more, visit theturniptruck.com.

ABOUT THE NASHVILLE FOOD PROJECT

The Nashville Food Project (TNFP) connects people to nutritious food and to each other through vibrant urban agriculture projects, made-from-scratch meals cooked in our kitchens, and food shared with local poverty-disrupting partners.  Learn more at thenashvillefoodproject.org.

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