One Generation Away

Distributing Food to Middle Tennessee Families with Economic and Physical Barriers.

Chris Whitney, Founder and Director of One Generation Away, who discusses how the organization distributes healthy foods to families throughout Middle Tennessee who currently do not have access to food sources due to economic and physical barriers. The organization works with companies, grocery stores and retailers to rescue food and leverages the power of volunteerism to bring their mission to life.

Food deserts are defined as parts of the country where citizens lack access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy whole foods due to lack of grocery stores, lack of transportation, and economic hardship.

We serve the home-bound elderly, school children, the working poor of our country, and more.

We do this by rescuing food seven days a week from local grocery stores and restaurants such as, Whole Foods, Costco, GFS, Publix, Outback Steakhouse, Aldi, and many others.

Then, each month, OneGenAway, with the help of many volunteers, brings food right to neighborhoods in need by arriving with truckloads of good food… mobile food pantries… delivered right to the streets of neighbors in need on Saturday mornings all around Middle Tennessee and beyond.

What has changed during the tornadoes and Covid-19?

  • We have increased the number of our regular mobile food distributions adding locations near the hardest hit by the recent tornado’s
  • We are providing emergency food boxes to children/teens who rely on their schools for breakfast and lunch five days a week.
  • These are two examples of the many things OneGenAway is doing to meet our neighbors’ basic need for healthy food.

How you can help?

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