You Can Help


There are a variety of ways you can participate in the mission of Luke 14:12.  You can assist in serving Nashville's homeless, hungry and working poor by:



Financial Support











Financial Support

Luke 14:12 receives the majority of our financial support from individuals and faith communities; and to a lesser extent foundations and agencies. Our stewardship of community resources, such as Second Harvest Food Bank, allows us to provide nutritious meals at low cost and volunteers from congregations, agencies, and businesses make it possible to perform outstanding service with minimal expenditure for personnel. 



Your donation to Luke 14:12 goes a long way!


$25         Provides fruit for 240 people

$50         Provides 60 meals for Nashville’s homeless

$100       Provides 120 meals for Nashville’s homeless

$500       Provides 600 meals for Nashville’s homeless


Regular contributions enable us to provide quality meals to those who join us each week and meet our annual operations expenses.  Regular contributions are an integral part of our ministry!  Please consider a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual donation to Luke 14:12.


To financially support Luke 14:12,  you may donate securely here or you may mail your contribution to:


Luke 14:12

PO Box 120864

Nashville, TN 37212-0864



Luke 14:12 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; all donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!





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Volunteers are integral to Luke 14:12!  For each meal, we need 14 volunteers to best serve our guests.  We enlist both groups of volunteers as well as individual volunteers.



Individuals interested in serving lunch one Monday, Tuesday or Friday should contact the Luke 14:12 office at You can also request to be added to our email list; this list is helpful in the event that we need volunteers in a short period of time.


If you are interested in serving lunch with us, we ask that you arrive no later than 11:15 am; you should be finished by 12:45 pm. 


If you can spare more than an hour, we would love to have you help us prepare our noon meal in our kitchen!  Our staff is small and the number of hungry folks that we serve is great.  Volunteers can come as early as 9:00 am, and we'll definitely have something for you to do!



Luke 14:12 regularly schedules groups to volunteer during our weekly meal service.  If your group is interested volunteering, either as a one-time opportunity or exploring the option of joining our monthly rotation, please contact our office at  Our schedule is often pre-set, so please contact us at least six weeks before you would like to schedule your group.


If you are interested in either of these volunteer opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are not able to serve our guests without the help of our volunteers! 


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The food prepared at Luke 14:12 is purchased wholesale, or from Second Harvest Foodbank or is donated from our volunteer groups. If your group, agency or company is interested in collecting non-perishable food items for Luke 14:12, it is important that a single type of item is collected.  We do not have the storage capacity to store a multitude of items of different types.


Below you will find a list of items that we regularly serve.  If your group is collecting a particular item for Luke 14:12, please contact us and let us know at


Egg noodles

Boxes of brownie mix

Instant potatoes

Boxes of yellow or chocolate cake mix

Canned tuna

Canned green beans

Canned red beans

Cream of mushroom soup

Macaroni noodles

Canned carrots

Canned greens

Canned diced tomatoes

Canned mixed vegetables


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