On Behalf of the Care Kitchen Outreach Ellen and I would like to thank you for your presence, generosity and support at the CKO’s 1st Fundraiser. It was a huge success by all standards. Even the terrible weather didn’t dampen our spirits as you Donated over $10,000 to ending food insecurity in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

As guests arrived and walked down the hallowed halls of what use to be the Acuff-Rose Studio, in the footsteps of Elvis and Johnny Cash, they were greeted by volunteers and taken to their table. Throughout the sanctuary the barn wood of the Old Studio, repurposed into the walls and the tables adorned with white linen and Sage Green lanterns spoke of a simple elegance. In the commons area food stations with silver platters, wood trays and beautiful flowers contrasted with the Church at Avenue Souths hanging light fixtures and video screens presenting the CKO logo, echoed shades of “Old” and “New” worlds colliding.

“Hunger Has a Number” was the theme of night and is the central focus of Care Kitchen Outreach’s Mission.  The CKO is identifying the number of those living in food insecurity and reaching into those areas of need. The CKO has a unique presence and powerful ministry platform to reconcile the least, the last, and the lost to our table. Once we draw people to it we can share GOD’s Outrageous, Contagious and Courageous Love.