days of action

give thanks
We’re providing meals for families who need it most. Give Thanks is a great opportunity to raise awareness, build community and bring volunteerism to your workplace, organization or social group.

Why It’s Important

The holidays are an expensive time for many in our community and can be especially difficult for families and individuals whose food budgets are already limited. Based on three meals a day, the average family of four receives $9.23 a meal through public assistance programs. The average cost of a traditional holiday dinner is roughly $60. That’s six times the amount a family has available to spend on a single meal.

More than 100,000 people in our community don’t have access to enough food. Together, we can help relieve the burden on families this holiday season.


Here’s How You Can Help

Create a meal box/es. Use our list of pre-selected, non-perishable foods to fill your bin with everything needed for a family of four. Add a $25 gift card to Kroger, Walmart or Publix and follow the drop off instructions below. It’s that easy and you can make as many boxes as you’d like! If you want to make an even bigger impact, rally your workplace or community group to join you. We’ll supply all the tools to help you run a successful drive. Sign up by November 8 so we know how many boxes you’re creating.

Donate directly to the drive. You don’t have to run a collection drive or create your own box to provide a holiday meal for a family in need. A donation of $75 provides a full Give Thanks box for a family of four. Donate and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.

Become a Days of Action sponsor. Build your brand while supporting the work of United Way through sponsorship. Sponsors will receive recognition and benefits for all three Day of Action events throughout the year.


Drop-Off Instructions

All completed meal boxes can be delivered to one of the following locations on November 10, 11 and 12 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • United Way’s Davidson County Office
    250 Venture Circle Nashville TN 37228
  • United Way’s Robertson County Office
    100 5th Ave Springfield, TN 37172
  • Franklin Special School’s Central Office Annex
    1406 Cannon Street, Franklin TN 37064

Creating 15 boxes or more? Let us know and we’ll pick them up on November 12.


Questions? Visit FAQs. Or for more information, email our team.