Tennessean: Chef Maneet Chauhan leads fundraising dinner...

Tennessean: Chef Maneet Chauhan leads fundraising dinner to help alleviate hunger in Nashville

Roasted vegetable chaat by Chef Maneet Chauhan

Roasted vegetable chaat by Chef Maneet Chauhan

This week we break from first tastes and restaurant reviews to shine the light on NOURISH, a dinner that is the annual fundraiser for an organization dedicated to mitigating hunger: The Nashville Food Project.

We’ll start with some disquieting facts:

  • 1 in 7 Nashvillians lives in poverty.
  • 1 in 5 Nashvillians lacks access to sufficient food to sustain good health.
  • 40 percent of all food in our city is wasted.

In the face of that, the meaning of emergency food relief has changed, because for many, it has become a constant need. In partnership with 30 organizations citywide, The Nashville Food Project addresses that need through its unique grow-cook-share model. Fresh vegetables and fruits grown in their production gardens are transformed into beautiful, nutritious meals, transported and served to the marginalized of our society. Those trucks bring food, comfort and hope to many, such as low-income families and individuals at St. Luke’s Community House, the women and children sheltered at the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center, the formerly incarcerated reentering the community through Project Return, the seniors and disabled living in Trevecca Towers and the children awaiting foster or kinship care in the Tennessee Alliance for Kids’ Safe Room program.

Read the full story here: https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/food/2018/07/25/chef-maneet-chauhan-leads-dinner-fight-hunger-nashville/819137002/