BENEFITING: THE BRIDGE MINISTRY INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 23, 2017
The Bridge provides a non-profit service to the food insecure, poor, homeless, and partner agencies to bring necessities for everyday life to the needy. Our goal is to feed the hungry in Nashville, to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness, and to motivate people to be passionate for the poor.
A weekly outreach that takes place every Tuesday evening under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Nashville, TN. The Bridge has been in existence since 2004 and takes place regardless of the weather. The Bridge and a team of volunteers serve hot meals to the homeless and food insecure. After the meal, a special guest speaker brings a message of hope and then an invitation and prayer is offered to the attending guests. At the end of the service, volunteers distribute bags of groceries, toiletries, coats, hats, gloves, and new clothes. The weekly average attendance (not counting volunteers) is between 300-500, and the Bridge has served as many as 2500 attendees. The Bridge also feeds 800 children weekly from 22 different schools in our community through it’s Bridge to Kids back pack program.