NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — All around Nashville, we see "Compassion In Action." Eight-years ago, a little pantry opened to help the hungry. Now, they're keeping hundreds of families fed.
"When we first started there were maybe a dozen people that came here for food assistance. Now there is between 180 and 300 families who come every Saturday," she said.
Stacey Downey is the Executive Director of the Nashville non-profit. She says deciding to help the hungry was an easy choice.
The pantry is open on Saturdays. The food is free - donated by area grocery stores, community partnerships. and private funds.
Downey says feeding the hungry helps feeds her soul.
"I have all these amazing people in my life. I'm just so lucky," she said.
The Little Pantry and April each received a $1,000 gift card provided by Kroger as part of our "Compassion In Action" project.