A lot of people in Nashville are hurting right now. First came the tornado in early March, then came COVID-19. That’s when Oprah Winfrey, a former Nashvillian who got her start in television right here and whose father stills runs a barber shop in the city, felt a deep desire to support those most impacted by the pandemic.
Oprah reached out to leaders at Mount Zion Baptist Church and her alma mater Tennessee State University to see what the greatest and most immediate needs were and how she could best serve the community. NashvilleNurtures was born to help support families most impacted by the pandemic, and through a generous grant from Oprah Winfrey’s Charitable Foundation, the organization will feed 5,000 families facing food insecurity.
Oprah’s generous gift is just a start though. NashvilleNurtures is designed to be a resource, connecting the community to a wealth of angels, allies and organizations that are aligning to nurture Nashville back to full health – and full strength.
Organizations supporting the work of NashvilleNurtures are: