Five local businesses are banding together in partnership with OneGenAway to support their neighbors facing food insecurity.

Bishop’s Meat & Three, the Franklin Visitor Center, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Row House, and Sanctuary South are each holding a canned food drive from Monday, Oct. 17 to Friday, Oct. 21. The cans donated during the drive will benefit our new home-delivery program, The Doorstep Pantry.

“The Doorstep Pantry allows us to serve our neighbors who are experiencing transportation or mobility challenges by delivering food right to their door,” said our Director of Operations, Scott. “With the global food shortage this year, it’s been difficult and expensive to acquire the volume of food that we need to serve our neighbors, so this canned food drive will help us increase our output to meet the growing needs of our community.”

Each business will offer a unique promotion for customers who donate five or more canned food items at their location:

• Bishop’s Meat & Three (Mallory Lane, Franklin): Free banana pudding

• Franklin Visitor Center (Main Street, Franklin): Enter to win a branded Franklin, TN blanket

• Hattie B’s Hot Chicken (8th Avenue South, Nashville): Free banana pudding

• Row House (Liberty Pike, Franklin; Charlotte Avenue, Nashville): Enter to win a studio prize

• Sanctuary South (Front Street, Franklin): 10% off one purchase

“Franklin is a special place for us,” said Nick Bishop Sr. and Nick Bishop Jr., founders of Hattie B’s and Bishop’s. “We opened our first restaurant in Cool Springs 15 years ago, so we know and love the generosity of this community. We are thankful for One Generation Away and their efforts to fight hunger — not only in Franklin but all of Middle Tennessee and beyond. We can’t think of a more worthy organization to support, especially at this time of year.”

OneGenAway will accept any unexpired canned food items, but the most needed items include meat, beans, corn, soup, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, and mac & cheese. For safety reasons, we ask that donors lean towards foods in metal cans or plastic jars rather than glass containers.

OneGenAway family, let’s get out there and support these local businesses while we wipe out hunger!