THE WALK OF LOVE
WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEXT WALK OF LOVE WITHIN DAYS. STAY TUNED!
This past Sunday was a blast. Our volunteers joined us in teams of 10 to deliver much needed food, hygiene items and toilet tissue to hundreds of families. To see a short video of the awesome experience, click here: Sunday Video
Note that our weekly Fresh Food Truck giveaway is temporarily suspended due to crowd gathering limits. At our Walk of Love giveaways during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we knock on the doors of the residents and place the food and other supply in front of the doors. Read the information below.
CORONAVIRUS AND TORNADO DISASTER
Due to the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 Virus and tornado disaster, during this time the Elijah's Heart team will be focusing on emergency hunger relief for the thousands of impoverished children and families who are without food due to school closures. We are excited to mobilize volunteer teams, because we consistently serve large communities of poverty stricken children and families that depend on us.
We are doing our part in slowing the spread of this virus by limiting the size of our volunteer teams to a maximum of 10 individuals (eight volunteers plus two Elijah’s Heart team leaders), according to the federal and state suggested guidelines. However, we will build several teams of 10 individuals to deliver supply as separate units at different times and locations within a community (without teams congregating together.)
We have always welcomed and encouraged parents to bring their children on Walk of Love giveaways, but during this period of limited number of volunteers per team, we ask that volunteers be 13 years of age or above so we can be more efficient in our delivery process.
Your help is needed! If you can form one or more teams of 8 individuals or less, please sign up below to volunteer. Your group may just be your family. We may add additional volunteers to your team to complete a full unit of 10 people (eight volunteers plus two Elijah’s Heart team leaders). Once you sign-up to volunteer, we will contact you to give you a schedule of specific times and places available for you to volunteer. If you have access to a pick up truck, please let us know.
Sign up Your Team Below To Volunteer
Under normal circumstances once the Coronavirus pandemic is over,
Our Walk of Love program serves impoverished children and families in three key ways:
1) Food For School Breaks: An alarming number of students rely on school breakfast and lunch to feed their hungry tummies. For four major school breaks (Spring, Summer, Fall, Thanksgiving/Christmas) we provide food for children and families in entire communities. Through the help of dozens of volunteers, we carry bags or boxes of food and personal items directly to the homes. Our Walk of Love Initiative is to feed every child during their school breaks in Nashville’s Housing Authority Traditional Homes by the end of 2020.
Click below to see our Fall Break 2019 Walk of Love News coverage:
2) Weekly Fresh Food Truck: Each Saturday we receive fresh food from area organic grocers such as Whole Foods, Panera Bread and Fresh Market. Volunteers unload food from the truck into our center. The food is organized on tables. Then residents and homeless people shop for food free of charge. Volunteers arrive at our community center at 10:00 am at Napier Place Apartments, 648 Claiborne St., Nashville, TN. We are located in the back of the management office building.
3) Pack & Deliver: Once or twice per month, we invite volunteers to join in a fun experience of packing 400 to 800 bags of food, personal hygiene items and other necessities. We also receive boxes of necessities already packed. Volunteers deliver the bags or boxes to every home in the community. Volunteers can choose to only pack bags, only deliver bags or both pack and deliver.