Hunger Relief

Hunger relief is one of the vital, ongoing relief ministries of Catholic Charities.

Many people these day are experiencing extraordinary challenges, including hardships likely to persist for months and even years for our neighbors who have lost income. Our goal is to ensure that nobody goes hungry.

Loaves and Fishes at Holy Name Strobel Hall has not missed serving a meal throughout the pandemic. And thanks to a little creativity and some wonderful partnerships, we have helped 50 percent more people this past year – 25,000 – across multiple locations.

Our Hunger Relief programs are growing to meet the community’s needs. A few examples include:

Food Boxes

Opportunities are available most days of the week to pick up food boxes at Catholic Pastoral Center, McGruder, South Nashville, and Holy Name Strobel Hall.  

Please call first to make an appointment.

To-Go Meals

Catholic Charities has partnerships with local restaurants and other nonprofits to provide ready-to-eat meals in portable containers.

We provide hot meals for individuals and families every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Community (14544 Lebanon Rd, Old Hickory, TN 37138). Please pull up, and we will bring the food to your car.  There is no proof or criteria necessary to receive a meal! 

Additional Partnerships

Catholic Charities is in touch with many Middle Tennessee neighbors who need help with food, and we are looking for new partnership opportunities. Please call if you can help us expand our program.

Strengthening these and other Hunger Relief programs enables recipients to focus on paying for rent, utilities, and other essentials.


The number of meals that Loaves & Fishes missed serving because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hunger Relief Services
Loaves and Fishes, Community Meals for the Hungry

Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday the Loaves and Fishes program provides breakfast and lunch to the hungry and homeless at Strobel Hall at Holy Name Church.

Help us provide more hunger relief

We are grateful for your support in helping our neighbors.

News & Events
Hunger Relief

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and whether you generously volunteered your time or made a donation, we are truly thankful for your invaluable contributions. During the last two weeks at the Catholic Pastoral Center, we gave out 150 Thanksgiving boxes, which included whole turkeys, to ensure that families could enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. We were very blessed […]

Hunger Relief

This initiative, which began August 28 and is scheduled to wrap up on December 9.  is led by United Way of Greater Nashville, The Family Collective, and Safe Haven Family Shelter, in partnership with more than 25 community organizations. Nashville’s rapid growth has made finding housing harder than ever, and more than 400 families registered […]

Hunger Relief

We will never get tired of saying THANK YOU to our friends at the Nashville Diaper Connection, who this morning made a huge donation of 3,800 diapers for our neighbors in need. On the photo are Neyra Arguello, our basic needs case manager, and Doug Adair, president of the Nashville Diaper Connection. It is splendid […]