THE WALK OF LOVE
Last week we were successful to give away over 1,000 boxes of refrigerated foods (meat and dairy) as well as non-perishables. All this was done while following Covid-19 social distancing guidelines and by wearing masks.
Please watch this page next week (June 15-20) for upcoming Walk of Love events.
CORONAVIRUS HUNGER RELIEF
The Elijah's Heart team is focusing on hunger relief for the thousands of impoverished children and parents who are experiencing even higher need due to the ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 Virus. 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). 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 all wear masks and work diligently to keep 6 feet distance between individuals, according to the federal and state suggested COVID-19 guidelines.
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 and increased safety precautions, we ask that volunteers be 15 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 will 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, you will essentially be placed on call. We will contact you five days or more before a day we pack food or do a giveaway to see if you and your group will be available to volunteer.
Sign up 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.