Nashville Rescue Mission throws party to celebrate 65th anniversary

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 21:57:08-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Rescue Mission celebrated 65 years of serving the community with a large block party.

Over the course of those years, the Mission has served a total of 20 million meals to people in need.

The party began Thursday morning with the dedication of a new box truck, donated and filled with food by Kroger, as part of their Zero Hunger - Zero Waste initiative.

A cookout and live music followed for everyone to enjoy, including Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee who was there to help celebrate.

Rescue Mission CEO Glen Cranfield also announced that they are in the beginning stages of rebuilding the women's center on Rosa Parks Boulevard in hopes of helping more of Nashville's homeless women and children.

The Kroger box truck was immediately put into service by delivering food to Nashville's hungry Thursday night.