Slow Food Belmont volunteered at the Nashville Food Project on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Nashville Food Project is a non-profit organization that has the mission to “bring people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in the city.” Using locally sourced foods and fresh vegetables from the gardens, Belmont students prepared meals that went to organizations including The Front Porch and Salvation Army.
Slow Food Belmont is a student-led organization and nationally-recognized campus chapter of Slow Food USA. Established in 2010, SFB seeks to “create a space of mutual learning, common work and collective experience” through maintaining an urban garden, sponsoring convocation events, partnering with service learning courses, partnering with Dismas House to provide residents with fresh produce and much more. SFB strives to live out and actively promote Belmont University’s mission to “engage and transform the world.”