St. Philipʼs has hosted a Second Harvest Emergency Food Box (EFB) since November 2009-one of 15 sites in Davidson County that provide food for the hungry on an urgent-need basis. An EFB provides food for two to three days, with the amount given based on household size. Each distribution includes non-perishable items, (such as canned vegetables, cereal, crackers, rice, and peanut butter), and perishable items such as milk, eggs, and cheese. The food bank receives generous support from a variety of churches, civic groups , and individuals, who give of their time and resources.
Room in the Inn
This Winter Shelter program operates from November through March each year, with participation from almost 200 congregations throughout Middle Tennessee. These volunteers provide safe shelter, warm meals, showers, clothing, and fellowship for our neighbors who are struggling with homelessness, hunger, and cold.
The program was founded in 1986 by Fr. Charles Strobel, a Roman Catholic priest at the time, who started with the offer of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless near his Church. This concept, inspired by Godʼs love, is now a model in 36 other cities. Love your Neighbors Yaʼll!
Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer, but until that is achieved, they continue to fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention. St. Philipʼs has had teams to participate in their Relay for Life fundraiser since 2014. The event also honors those who battle cancer, and remember those who lost the battle and are no longer with us.
St Philip’s supports our local Community Partners in efforts to share the Love of Christ with the world.