Social Action Projects
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN - Food Drive
- 1 in 6 Tennesseans struggle with hunger
- 46 counties throughout Middle and West Tennessee are served by Second Harvest Food Bank
- 394,860 people in Middle TN do not know where their next meal is coming from
With these and more numbers in mind, and with a duty to serve the people around us, Micah has chosen to hold a continuous food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. You can bring items to our office during regular office hours and before/after services.
Room in the Inn is a national program that provides food and shelter for the homeless in houses of worship throughout participating cities in the United States. For the past 11 years, Congregation Micah has been an active participant in the program. On the third Sunday of the month from November through March we host 14 men. The guests are served dinner, sleep overnight and are provided a breakfast the following morning.
The program is a chance for families and individuals to participate in the myriad of tasks that are available including preparation of food, helping with setup and serving the evening meal, setting up the sleeping area, and last but not least, overnighting as hosts with our guests.
We will be hosting the following nights for the 2017/18 winter season:
- February 18, 2018
- March 18, 2018
Unable to volunteer? We are always in need of cold weather adult mens clothing, tooth brushes, toothpaste, shampoo and soap. Bring the items into the Micah office and they will get to us for distribution.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU DURING THE 2017-18 SEASON.
Common Ground Nashville
David Plazas, opinion and engagement editor for the Tennessean and USA Today Network-Tennessee, writes: “The toxic discourse in our politics of the present era has disrupted and, in some cases, harmed family relationships, bonds of friendship, and the ability for us to connect with people who might not think or be like us.”
To this end, many initiatives, have formed to encourage discourse and understanding around issues on local and national importance. One local initiative, “Common Ground” has emerged and will be facilitate this year by two Micah members: Lynn Heady and Beth Ann Malow. While the meetings will rotate, many of them will be held at Congregation Micah. Please click on the link to learn more!
Holiday Meal Delivery with FiftyForward Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides a tasty, nutritional meal for those who are unable to prepare meals on their own due to health conditions. Those who receive meals also enjoy the visits from volunteers who care about them and assure that they are doing well.
Volunteers will be delivering meals. You will have an assigned time commitment of 1 to 1.5 hours (5 to 6 meals)
Volunteer spots will go quickly! Only one person per vehicle needs to sign up!