Nolensville nonprofit collects thousands of items for food pantry

Posted at 4:56 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 19:33:47-05

NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A growing Nolensville non-profit continued their tradition of helping fill the food pantry well past the holiday season.

On Christmas Eve, the nonprofit, Round Up for Nolensville, held their 3rd Annual Reverse Advent Calendar Project. People came from all over the community to drop off gifts and food to help people this holiday season.

The idea is to give a small gift every day for the 24 days of Advent.

Community members filled a box with food, household or hygiene items for the Nolensville Food Pantry.

In Round Up For Nolensville's first year of the project in 2016, they collected 150 boxes. This holiday season, they're expecting at least 700 boxes to help families in need.

"My heart is just swelling watching the small children volunteering and watching how this has really become a tradition in our community for the families," said Round Up For Nolensville president Amber Mohr. "They're asking for boxes at the start of November because they're so excited to get started on this Advent tradition."

The boxes will help stock the Nolensville Food Pantry through April.

Visit Round Up For Nolensville if you'd like to help and to learn how to start a Reverse Advent Calendar Project in your community.