An online voting contest was held and Trevecca placed in the top-5 finalists out of 275 applicants. While the University did not win the grand prize grant, Nature’s Path later chose to give $5,000 worth of product to each of the remaining 3 finalists to give to the food bank of their choice.
Trevecca’s J. V. Morsch Center for Social Justice and its AmeriCorps Vista Worker Tera Kurtz, the grant writer, choose the local food East Nashville Cooperative Ministries to be the recipient of the $5,000 food donation.
East Nashville Cooperative Ministries is a food bank in east Nashville that gives food boxes to the needy. For over forty years the churches of East Nashville have cooperated to provide food, clothing, medical, spiritual, and social services to a variety of persons varying in age, faith, and ethnicity. Drawing strength from the faith of its volunteers and supporters that believe God has called us to help our neighbors, ENCM continues to help churches invest in people not projects. ENCM’s slogan “neighbors helping neighbors” is a reality in the rapidly changing dynamic community called East Nashville. For more information, visit the link below.