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Cul2vate’s mission is based on Matthew 25:35. Jesus gives us a mandate to care for others by saying, “I was hungry, and you fed me.” Cul2vate joins people together who feel it is important to come together to feed the hungry locally – those who suffer from physical hunger, and those who hunger for a fresh start.

Cul2vate is Growing Food and Growing People right here in Nashville, TN. We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit comprised of champions joining together to fight hunger. Our mission is two-fold:

Growing Food

First, nutritional, produce is grown locally and donated to those without access to fresh vegetables who are food insecure. Did you know that one in five Nashville residents lives in a food desert? Food deserts (as defined by the USDA) are neighborhoods that lack healthy food sources and are usually found in impoverished areas. By providing produce to those in need, hunger can be alleviated one potato or tomato at a time.

Growing People

Second, those in need of a fresh start are offered a second chance. The individuals growing these fresh, nutritious vegetables donated to combat food insecurity are called “Cul2vators” as they are cultivating new life in the crops they nurture and within their own lives. The Cul2vators are offered part-time work, job readiness, hospitality, forestry, and life skills training. As they develop a Christ-centered plan frothier lives, we help by working with local partners, to find them full-time job placement.

Click here to checkout the story of our first Cul2vator Chris Comstock.

Matthew 25:35 relates to all the importance of feeding the hungry. Hunger comes in many forms, both physical and spiritual. Agriculture, employment, and relationships with each individual can help break the cycle of poverty. Cul2vators are encouraged to grow in their relationship with God, improve their lives, enrich those lives they touch in turn, and work toward a greater good by growing crops that are donated. Join us in creating this safe and supportive community today!